translation fallacy
Definition - The belief that words, phrases, sentences, etc. in one language can be reliably translated into another language without loss, addition, or other change of meaning.

Example Usages -

1. "The “translation fallacy” is well-known, but field linguists in particular must be ever-vigilant not to be confused by it. Bruner, Brockmeier, and Harre´ (2001:39) describe it as the supposition that there is only one human reality to which all “narratives”—be they fiction or linguistic theories, say—must in effect conform. Throughout this paper I will urge the reader to be on guard against this—the mistake of concluding that language X shares a category with language Y if the categories overlap in reference." (Everette Paper, footnote)
(Source: Cultural Constraints on Grammar and Cognition in Pirahã: Another Look at the Design Features of Human Language. Everett, Daniel L. Current Anthropology, Vol 46(4), Aug-Oct 2005, 621-634. )



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