LINGUIST List 28.4934

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Books: Corpus Stylistics in Heart of Darkness and its Italian Translations: Mastropierro

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Date: 17-Oct-2017
From: Lianna Iwanikiw <>
Subject: Corpus Stylistics in Heart of Darkness and its Italian Translations: Mastropierro
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Title: Corpus Stylistics in Heart of Darkness and its Italian
Series Title: Corpus and Discourse
Published: 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Author: Lorenzo Mastropierro
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350013568 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 94.99 Comment: ePUB
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350013551 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 94.99 Comment: ePDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350013544 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 95.00

This book explores the interaction between corpus stylistics and translation studies. It shows how corpus methods can be used to compare literary texts to their translations, through the analysis of Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' and four of its Italian translations.

The comparison focuses on stylistic features related to the major themes of 'Heart of Darkness'. By combining quantitative and qualitative techniques, Mastropierro discusses how alterations to the original's stylistic features can affect the interpretation of the themes in translation. The discussion illuminates the manipulative effects that translating can have on the reception of a text, showing how textual alterations can trigger different readings.

This book advances the multidisciplinary dialogue between corpus linguistics and translation studies and is a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in the application of corpus approaches to stylistics and translation.

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

Written In: English (eng)

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