Corpus-Based Studies of Translational Chinese in by Richard Xiao

By Richard Xiao

This publication takes a corpus-based method, which integrates translation reviews and contrastive research, to the research of translational language. It provides the world’s first balanced corpus of translational chinese language, which, together with a related local chinese language corpus, presents a competent empirical foundation for a entire account of the macro-statistic, lexical, and grammatical positive aspects of translational chinese language in English-to-Chinese translation – an important contribution to Descriptive Translation stories. The study findings in accordance with those particularly assorted languages have vital implications for common translation examine at the eu tradition.

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By Richard Xiao

This publication takes a corpus-based method, which integrates translation reviews and contrastive research, to the research of translational language. It provides the world’s first balanced corpus of translational chinese language, which, together with a related local chinese language corpus, presents a competent empirical foundation for a entire account of the macro-statistic, lexical, and grammatical positive aspects of translational chinese language in English-to-Chinese translation – an important contribution to Descriptive Translation stories. The study findings in accordance with those particularly assorted languages have vital implications for common translation examine at the eu tradition.

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E. the additional expressions to help with the reader’s understanding, or the spelling-out of implicit information in the Source Text. This is a translation specific phenomenon”. In this sense, Ke’s comment can be taken as a broadened definition of the explicitation universal. Along with the explicitation hypothesis, other translation universals such as implicitation, simplification and sanitisation are also discussed by Chinese translation researchers, which will be separately discussed in the following sections.

E. the explicitation in contrast to the native texts in the TL), which are closely related to the S-universals and T-universals proposed by Chesterman (2004: 39). Given that the corpus-based translation studies in China during the past decade were limited methodologically by corpus construction or theoretically by the TUs hypothesis framework, these studies have immensely improved our understanding of translation universals and their specific manifestations in translational Chinese. e. the additional expressions to help with the reader’s understanding, or the spelling-out of implicit information in the Source Text.

Over the past decade, TUs have been an important area of research as well as a target of debate in descriptive translation studies. g. g. g. Chesterman 2004) accept universals as one possible route to high-level generalisations. e. e. e. e. T-universals). Mauranen (2007) suggests in her comprehensive review of TUs that the discussion of TUs should follow the general discussion on “universals” in language typology. Recent corpus-based translation studies have proposed a number of TUs, the best known of which include explicitation, simplification, normalisation, sanitisation and levelling out (or convergence).

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