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Strategii şi metode în traducerea glumelor lingvistice
Linguistic Joke Translation Strategies and Methods

Author(s): Elena Aleksandrova, Narcisa Schwarz
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Universităţii Vasile Goldiş
Keywords: joke; pun; translation; translation strategy; translation method; blague; jeu de mots; traduction; stratégie de traduction; méthode de traduction; traducere; joc de cuvinte; traducere; strategieîntraducere; metodă de trad

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this research is to examine which strategies and methods are used by translators when dealing with the transferring of linguistic jokes from one language into another. We study examples represented in English and Russian linguistic joke traditions. In order to support such an approach a corpus of more than one thousand English and Russian linguistic jokes has been compiled. The study is also intended to identify the most problematic cases of linguistic jokes translation and the influence of the pun creating mechanism nature on the translation strategies and methods.

  • Issue Year: IX/2013
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 157-161
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English