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Tema:   Autor. Agatha Christie. Reino Unido. Brasil. Detective. Novela. Literatura. Género.
Autor:   Hanes, Vanessa Lopes Lourenço
Año:   2015
Título:   The Language of Translation in Brazil: Written Representations of Oral Discourse in Agatha Christie
Lugar:   Florianópolis (Santa Catarina)
Editorial/Revista:   UFSC (Universidade Federal Santa Catarina)
Páginas:   308
Idioma:   Portugués.
Tipo:   Tesis.
Disponibilidad:   Acceso abierto.
Resumen:   The aim of this study was to explore target texts based on English originals, placing them within the development of Brazilian translation and Brazilian culture. Dialogs represented in literary works were chosen as the starting point for this task: more specifically, a set of representative translations of Agatha Christie into Brazilian Portuguese, as well as different editions of these translations released over eight decades (from 1933 until 2013) by different publishing houses. European Portuguese translations and editions, as well as translations done in different languages, were also used as support material. The main objective of this study was to observe particularities and regularities in the translation of representations of orality within the Brazilian context, describing how particular kinds of linguistic and narratological structures have been filtered and rendered from English into Brazilian Portuguese, enphasizing the concept of register as defined by Halliday (1985). A test case was carried out in search of hypotheses to be tested in a wider context, and among the hypotheses found two were selected for systematic verification: 1) In general, a higher register has been used to represent oral discourse than that which would be expected under similar live circumstances; 2) The register level has lowered over time. [...] The results indicate that the register used in the translation of written representations of orality in Agatha Christie has been systematically elevated, and no conclusive indications of a change in this approach could be observed diachronically. This conservative translational language policy simply reflects that of the general media, i.e. to elevate and grammatically sanitize spoken Brazilian Portuguese in its written representation. Although attempts to subvert this norm were observed in Christie translations by literary figures such as Clarice Lispector, they were reversed by the publishers in subsequent (posthumous) editions. [Source: Author]
2001-2019 Universidad de Alicante DOI: 10.14198/bitra
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