Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020)

A Translation Deviation Analysis of the English Version Snow in Midsummer — from the Systemic Functional Approach

Authors
Guangtao Cao, Zilei Liu
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Guangtao Cao
Available Online 15 March 2021.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.004How to use a DOI?
Keywords
systemic functional linguistics, ideational function, discourse function, interpersonal function, translation study, Snow in Midsummer
Abstract

This paper attempts to study the English translation quality of Yuan Zaju from the perspective of ideational function, discourse function and interpersonal function, taking the translation Snow in Midsummer by Yang Xianyi and Gladys Yang as a case study. Yang’s English translation fits the original background, the language is exquisite, the text is fluent, but there are still some inappropriate points. First of all, in terms of dictions, there are some omission and misinterpretation of the cultural allusions, or the atmosphere of cultural simplification, which not only reduces the literariness of the translation, but also leads to the ambiguity of conceptual differentiation. Secondly, in terms of syntax, some of the sentences in the translation fail to serve as a connecting link and highlight the cultural background. In general, there are some conceptual, textual and interpersonal errors in the English translation, which reduce the conformity between the quality of the translation and the original text.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
15 March 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-352-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.004How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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