A cultural and discoursal prospect toward Persian literary translation assessment

Amirdabbaghian, Amin (2016) A cultural and discoursal prospect toward Persian literary translation assessment. Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods, 6 (4). pp. 470-476. ISSN 2251-6204

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Abstract

The role of discourse and discoursal elements in the formation of any text is very important. Many scholars have carried out studies related to the issue. Transferring these elements from one language to another is such a great work that translators find it difficult to render and transfer the elements completely. The lack of perfect knowledge of the discoursal issues and other contextual elements of a text leads to some misunderstandings and mistranslations. Translators often resort to adaptation in order to deal with the SL situations that do not exist in the tl but in this process some discoursal and contextual elements of the ST could not be transferred. It could be claim that a nation’s literature is a part of its discourse and cultural elements are embedded in the literature. These translational conflicts are more obvious in contemporary Persian literature. In this study, the selected parts of “The Gambler” by “Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky” were compared with its English translations by Saleh Hosseini to find out whether the discourse and other contextual elements of the source text have been considered in the process of translation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Discourse analysis; translation studies; literary translation
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr AMIN AMIRDABBAGHIAN
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2019 02:45
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 02:45
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/20251

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