Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Social Science (ISSS 2016)

Translation of Smile and Metaphor from the Cultural Perspective

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Yanping Hu, Yongheng Wang
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Yanping Hu
Available Online May 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/isss-16.2016.71How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Simile; metaphor; translation; foreignization; domestication; techniques
Abstract

As important figures of speech, simile and metaphor are marked with unique national and cultural colors. Therefore, the sense of simile and metaphor is frequently culture-specific. Approaches to cultures involved in the translation can be generally divided into foreignization (SL culture-orientation) and domestication (TL culture-orientation). In order to reproduce cultural connotations and pragmatic meanings of simile and metaphor, translators often use these techniques: literal translation, literal translation plus explanation, literal translation plus annotation, substitution and free translation.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Social Science (ISSS 2016)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2016
ISBN
10.2991/isss-16.2016.71
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/isss-16.2016.71How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, 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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