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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."


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Academic Paper


Title: The Complementarity of Chinese Translation Methods of English Metrical Poetry
Linguistic Field: Translation
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin
English
Abstract: The Chinese translation of English metrical poetry has a history of more than one hundred years, but there exists much controversy over how to translate English metrical verse into Chinese. Chinese translators have hitherto devised three methods to render English metrical poetry: sinolization, liberal translation, and poetic form transplantation. Translators practicing the methods of sinolization and liberal translation belong to the group in favor of spiritual resemblance. Translators who follow the method of poetic form transplantation belong to the group in favor of formal resemblance. It is quite obvious that the two groups have disagreement on the translation standard or guiding principle. Actually the translation standards of the two groups can coexist, and the translation methods under the guidance of these different translation standards can coexist. It is impractical and impossible to use one Chinese translation method or standard to guide the Chinese translation practice, and the diverse Chinese translation methods of English metrical poetry can coexist and complement each other in the foreseeable future.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
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