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Tema:   Autor. Agatha Christie. Reino Unido. Brasil. Detective. Novela. Literatura. Género. Registro. Problema.
Autor:   Hanes, Vanessa Lopes Lourenço
Año:   2015
Título:   The language of translation in Brazil: written representations of oral discourses in Agatha Christie
Lugar:   Florianópolis (Santa Catarina)
Editorial/Revista:   Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC
Páginas:   308
Idioma:   Inglés
Tipo:   Tesis
Disponibilidad:   Acceso abierto
Resumen:   This study is the result of an investigation of translational phenomena in Brazilian culture from the theoretical and methodological perspective of Descriptive Translation Studies and its main focus is the translation of representations of oral discourse in written format. The initial hypothesis was that there has been a persistent, accentuated dichotomy between Brazilian Portuguese oral discourse and its written representations in translated texts. Translation in Brazil is ubiquitous, particularly in cultural markets, and the English language is, by far, the main source of imported literature and film/TV. Therefore, given the privileged position that English has come to occupy in Brazil, 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. A third hypothesis that permeated the entire study could not be avoided, even though it was not approached in a systematic way like the other two: The approach to translating oral discourse in Christie reflects general historical trends across Brazilian text-related media (e.g. newspapers, subtitling), which could indicate a feedback loop between media systems. 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]
Agradecimientos:   Record supplied by Katia Aily Franco de Camargo – (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN).
2001-2019 Universidad de Alicante DOI: 10.14198/bitra
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