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Quelques problèmes de culturalité spécifique relatifs à la traduction en suédois de textes français de langue de spécialité
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2012 (French)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay treats some of the problems that often arise when a translator translates texts which could be characterized as "culturally coloured" texts. Some people think that these kind of texts are not translatable. We want to show that, on the contrary, they are possible to translate into another language, even if it is not possible to translate them literally, word for word.

First we present the material that our own translations are based on, and we discuss different terms relating to "untranslatable" words.

Then we analyse and discuss different theories and approaches to translation, approaches that help us to find an acceptable translation of cultural words.

Finally we present and analyse words that caused us problems in our efforts to translate from French into Swedish.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 13 p.
Keyword [en]
untranslatability, cultural words, words related to the French educational system and to French domestic policy, equivalence, communication.
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Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-18160OAI: diva2:513158
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Nonfiction Translation Master Programme between English/French/German and Swedish, 60 credits
2012-03-28, Seminarierum 2, Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö, 10:15 (French)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-04-02 Created: 2012-03-30 Last updated: 2012-04-02Bibliographically approved

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