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Dealing with Cultural References in Newspaper Article Translation
Dealing with Cultural References in Newspaper Article Translation

Author(s): Lorena Clara Mihaes
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Fundaţiei România de Mâine
Keywords: cultural references; descriptive equivalent; recognized translation; cultural equivalence

Summary/Abstract: My paper is a case study on the way cultural references within newspaper articles are transferred from the source language (English) into the target language (Romanian). "Cultural reference" is used as an umbrella term which flexibly covers the particularities of a certain language, others than the linguistic ones. The text corpus includes newspaper articles taken from Newsweek, focused mainly on political, economic and social issues. To translate culturally-bound words or expressions the translator may use addition, componential analysis, cultural equivalence, descriptive equivalent, literal translation, recognized translation, reduction, synonymy, transference, deletion or combination- to mention just a few of the strategies at his disposal.

  • Issue Year: 12/2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 126-130
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English