Translation and the UG


  • Abolfazl Mosaffa Jahromi
  • Saeed Ketabi


Apparently it is an unattainable goal to delimit translation. Pertinent to the seemingly unlimited power of translation is the intricate choices it makes available on different levels both linguistic and extra linguistic. Universal grammar admittedly attests ample evidence in support of the view that it is possible not only to come up with demarcating translation but also to put boarder on it. This article aims at doing the feat of explicating the role of UG in translation, inculcating its relation with some terms common in translation studies and introducing translation as a process in Chomskyan framework.



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Mosaffa Jahromi, A., & Ketabi, S. (2006). Translation and the UG. Translation Studies Quarterly, 4(14). Retrieved from



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