Departamento de
Traducción e Interpretación


Tema:   Literatura. Género. Estilo. Problema. Investigación.
Autor:   Pekkanen, Hilkka
Año:   2010
Título:   The Duet between the Author and the Translator: An Analysis of Style through Shifts in Literary Translation
Lugar:   Helsinki
Editorial/Revista:   Helsingin Yliopisto (University of Helsinki)
Idioma:   Inglés.
Tipo:   Tesis.
ISBN/ISSN/DOI:   ISBN: 9789529269303.
Disponibilidad:   Acceso abierto.
Resumen:   The study proposes a method for identifying the personal imprint of literary translators in translated works of fiction. The initial assumption was that the style of a target text is not determined solely by the literary style of the author but also by features of its translator s idiolect. A method was developed for identifying the idiolectal features of individual translators, which were then used to describe personal translation styles. The method is not restricted to a particular language pair. To test the method and to establish the nature of the proposed personal imprint empirically, extracts from four English-language literary source texts (two novels by James Joyce and two by Ernest Hemingway) were first compared with their translations into Finnish (by four different translators) in order to identify changes, or shifts, that had taken place at the formal linguistic level in the translation process. To allow individual propensities to manifest themselves, only optional shifts in which the translators had a range of choices available to them were included in the study. In the second phase, extracts by different authors rendered into Finnish by the same translator were compared in order to gauge the extent of the potential impact of the author's style on the translator's work. In-depth analysis of the types of shifts made most frequently by the individual translators revealed further intersubjective differences, and the shifts were used to construct translation profiles for each of the translators. In order to determine the potential effects of frequently occurring shifts on the target text, some central concepts of narratology were adapted and used to establish an intermediate link between microlevel choices and macrolevel effects. In this way the propensity of an individual translator to opt for certain types of shift could be linked with the overall artistic effect of the target text. [Source: Author]
Impacto:   1i- Robinson, Douglas. .
2001-2019 Universidad de Alicante DOI: 10.14198/bitra
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