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Wed Dec 10 2014

Books: A Corpus-Based Study of Nominalization in Translations of Chinese Literary Prose: Hou

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Date: 02-Dec-2014
From: Simon Reber <S.Reberpeterlang.com>
Subject: A Corpus-Based Study of Nominalization in Translations of Chinese Literary Prose: Hou
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Title: A Corpus-Based Study of Nominalization in Translations of Chinese
Literary Prose
Subtitle: Three Versions of Dream of the Red Chamber
Series Title: Reihe: Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics - Band 33

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
http://www.peterlang.com


Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431815


Author: Yu Hou

Paperback: ISBN: 9783034318150 Pages: 218 Price: U.S. $ 68.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034318150 Pages: 218 Price: U.K. £ 42.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034318150 Pages: 218 Price: Europe EURO 53.00


Abstract:

This corpus-based study investigates the use of nominalization in English translations of Chinese literary prose through the analysis of three English versions of the Chinese novel Hong Lou Meng (Dream of the Red Chamber).

Previous studies have explored the relevance of the cultural and linguistic positioning of different translators, but thus far no corpus-based study of nominalization has been undertaken in relation to translator style. This book uses quantitative and qualitative analyses of the nominalized transform of finite verbal forms in three Chinese-to-English translations to distinguish between translator styles, concluding that nominalization is a key identifier in translations.

This book provides a comprehensive picture of the use of nominalization in English translations of Chinese literary prose and, more generally, encourages further study into nominalization in translation.



Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Translation

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
English (eng)


Written In: English (eng)

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