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Perspectives in Communication Studies

Festschrift in Honor of Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata

Edited By Ayşe Binay Kurultay and Burcu Sabuncuoğlu Peksevgen

This book brings together friends and colleagues of Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata who cherish her as a person as well as an academic. As we have all experienced, Prof. Usluata’s major passion is advancing academia as an interdisciplinary collaboration. Thus, this book’s aim is to bring together current original works in communication studies and business communication fields. This volume is intended to provide an intellectual, multi-faceted and balanced collection of writings from various academic fields with a communication focus. Academic articles in this book range from branding cases to advertising studies and to media education.

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Nedret Kuran - The Role of Translation as an Effective Means of Communication in the Nation-Building Process of a Country: The Case of Turkey in the Early Years of the Republic (1920–1940s)

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Nedret Kuran

The Role of Translation as an Effective Means of Communication in the Nation-Building Process of a Country: The Case of Turkey in the Early Years of the Republic (1920–1940s)

I. Introduction

In an earlier paper referring to the links between Translation Studies and Imagology, that are both closely linked with Communication Studies, I had tried to show how the two disciplines mutually benefit from the outcomes of each other’s research. In that paper I had claimed, that the existing “image of the other” (in the minds of the commissionaires, patrons and/or the translators) very often played a formative role in the translation phenomenon and that translations in turn might have an initiating, formative or transforming effect on the emerging or already existing “image of the other” in the minds of the receiving audiences (Kuran-Burçoğlu, 1998, p. 144). There are three potentially sensitive phases of the translation phenomenon where “the image of the other” can play a formative role. These phases that can thus be considered as ‘the intersecting points of the two disciplines’, Imagology and Translation Studies are;

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