Translator’s Access of TL Mental Lexicon

Jing LIU


This paper analyzes the restriction factors for the translator’s access of TL mental lexicon in the translation process. Translator’s initiatives are crucial to the translation activities and the factors that influence the access of mental lexicon can be summed up to two broad categories—cognitive restriction and pragmatic restriction. This determines the quality of the translated text.


Mental lexicon; Cognitive restriction; Pragmatic restriction

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