Emotional Valuation: Values and Emotions in Translation

  • Elżbieta Tabakowska
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting book series (PTTI)


Tabakowska discusses the interplay between values and emotions with reference to the complicated context of interlingual translation. Drawing attention to intercultural differences, she distinguishes between feeling emotions, emotional valuation, and speaking of values and emotions. She claims that in the (literary) narrative, emotional valuations are related as being made by the narrator or by her/his characters; they are either explicitly reported on or merely implied, and thus, left open to the reader’s interpretation. In the second part of the chapter, Tabakowska offers an analysis of several examples, demonstrating how the original message can be distorted by the intervening presence of the translator, who brings into the translation process her/his own system of values and experience.


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  • Elżbieta Tabakowska
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  1. 1.Prof. Emer. Jagiellonian University of KrakówKrakówPoland

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