In this article we intend to propose a general reflection on the representation of languages and of translation in Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes, the masterpiece of Spanish literature from the early 17th century that has become part of the universal cultural heritage. By applying the modern sociolinguistic notion of linguistic landscape we try, firstly, to characterize, in a perspective we hope to be different from the ones offered in the extensive literature dedicated to the famous work of Cervantes, the richness of the linguistic and metalinguistic dimension displayed in the Quixote, as well as the centrality of the “language and translation” concepts in the creative process of the author. A second and more specific objective concerns a perhaps less explored aspect in the studies tackling the theme of language and languages in Don Quixote, namely, the reflection on the representation in this text of two Romance languages, Spanish and Italian, on the way of conceiving the relationship between these two sister languages, as well as on the process of “translating from easy languages”.

Palmerini, M. (2019). El paisaje lingüístico del Quijote: español, italiano y ‘el traducir de lenguas fáciles'. In Elena E. Marcello (a cura di), "Voy acomodando las palabras castellanas con las italianas...”. Estudios de traducción (pp. 25-48). Roma : Nova Delphi Libri.

El paisaje lingüístico del Quijote: español, italiano y ‘el traducir de lenguas fáciles'

Monica Palmerini
Conceptualization
2019-01-01

Abstract

In this article we intend to propose a general reflection on the representation of languages and of translation in Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes, the masterpiece of Spanish literature from the early 17th century that has become part of the universal cultural heritage. By applying the modern sociolinguistic notion of linguistic landscape we try, firstly, to characterize, in a perspective we hope to be different from the ones offered in the extensive literature dedicated to the famous work of Cervantes, the richness of the linguistic and metalinguistic dimension displayed in the Quixote, as well as the centrality of the “language and translation” concepts in the creative process of the author. A second and more specific objective concerns a perhaps less explored aspect in the studies tackling the theme of language and languages in Don Quixote, namely, the reflection on the representation in this text of two Romance languages, Spanish and Italian, on the way of conceiving the relationship between these two sister languages, as well as on the process of “translating from easy languages”.
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El artículo se propone el objetivo general de reflexionar sobre la representación de las lenguas y de la traducción en el Don Quijote de la Mancha de Miguel de Cervantes, obra cumbre de la literatura hispánica de principios del siglo xvii que se ha convertido en patrimonio cultural universal. Aplicando al texto cervantino la noción sociolingüística moderna de paisaje lingüístico se procura, en una primera parte, caracterizar, desde una perspectiva que esperamos sea diferente, la riqueza de la dimensión lingüística y metalingüística retratada en el Quijote así como la centralidad del binomio “lengua y traducción” en la creación cervantina, por supuesto ya destacada en los estudios proliferados alrededor de esta obra. Un segundo objetivo, más específico, y quizás menos explorado en la literatura sobre el tema de la lengua y las lenguas en el Quijote, atañe a la reflexión acerca de la representación en la novela de dos lenguas romances, esto es, el español y el italiano, y a la manera de concebir y de plantearse tanto la relación entre estas lenguas afines como el proceso del “traducir de lenguas fáciles”.
Palmerini, M. (2019). El paisaje lingüístico del Quijote: español, italiano y ‘el traducir de lenguas fáciles'. In Elena E. Marcello (a cura di), "Voy acomodando las palabras castellanas con las italianas...”. Estudios de traducción (pp. 25-48). Roma : Nova Delphi Libri.
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