M1: Unit 4: Chapter 6 Solution

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Here, you will need to investigate the professional formation of the two translators. You can check if they have taken any professional training in translation and if not, you may like to research the translation circles they were active in, the translators they worked with, the dominant translation norms at that time and whether or not they assimilated these norms in their practices. For their trajectories, you need to research if they have translated across different genres and whether or not they have practised any other activities than translation. Tracing the series of decisions made by these translators in the field of translation and in the other fields they may have operated in will help you understand the two translations you have in a new light.