Lecture notes

In the summer semester of 2008, Hans J. Vermeer held a set of lectures at FTSK (School of Translation and Interpreting Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies) in Germersheim entitled: “Searching for a (new) basis for a theory of translation”. These lectures investigated human behaviour and the structure of language(s) in relation to our understanding of translation and the development of possible translation strategies.

The lecture notes are in four parts (in German):

  • Searching for a (new) basis for a theory of translation  Part 1
  • Searching for a (new) basis for a theory of translation  Part 2
  • Searching for a (new) basis for a theory of translation  Part 3
  • Searching for a (new) basis for a theory of translation  Part 4

Audio files of lectures (in German):