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Translation of Local Colour in Patrice Nganang's Temps de Chien

 

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There is a general notion that African literature, loaded with local colour, is fraught with translation difficulties, due to cultural distance between the author and the non African translator. The study of Amy Reid’s translation of Patrice Nganang’s Temps de chien is principally an attempt to erase this misconception. This book attempts a comparative analysis of the source and target texts, at the macro and micro-textual levels, in order to identify, describe, and explain the strategies employed in translating the local colour. A critical review of various theories that underpin the translation of local colour informs the justification of the strategies. The translation techniques applied include transcription, transposition, substitution with equivalents, borrowing, and, on very rare occasions, omission. From the analysis, it is concluded that transcription, transposition, and borrowing are the common techniques Reid used, and which could be considered as the most effective in the translation of local colour.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC80172
AuthorFelitia Eni Etim
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages140
Publishing Year2011-12-08T00:00:00.000
ISBN978-3847310761
Edition1 st
Book Typelinguistics
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
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Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-10-08 00:00:00