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Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

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Volume 2013, Issue 195


Semioethics and translation as communication in and across genres

Susan Petrilli
Published Online: 2013-06-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2013-0036


This essay is dedicated to a special problem in translation studies, that of communication among and across genres, that is, inter-genre or trans-genre communication. What is involved is communication among singularities that calls for a semioethic approach. Semioethics applied to translation contributes to evidencing the limits of the humanism of identity and to paving the way towards the humanism of otherness. “Semioethics of translation” arises in the context of global semiotics and keeps account of the relation between signs, values, and behavior.

Keywords: semioethics; singularity; otherness; dialogism; unindifferent difference

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Susan Petrilli

Susan Petrilli (b. 1954) is an associate professor at the University of Bari 〈 〉. Her research interests include meaning, language, communication, translation, subjectivity, and ideology. Her recent publications include Expression and interpretation in language (2012); Interferenze. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Carmelo Bene e dintorni (with A. & L. Ponzio, 2012); Altrove e altrimenti. Filosofia del linguaggio, critica letteraria e teoria della traduzione in, intorno e a partire da Bachtin (2012); and Un mondo di segni. L'avere senso e il significare qualcosa (2012).

University of Bari

Published Online: 2013-06-07

Published in Print: 2013-06-06

Citation Information: Semiotica, Volume 2013, Issue 195, Pages 97–118, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2013-0036.

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