Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / Towards the Problem of Translatability of Phonetically Motivated Elements

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Issue
Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences: 2011, Vol. 4, Issue 10
Authors
Bartashova, Olga A.; Beloglazova, Elena V.
Contact information
Bartashova, Olga A. : St. Petersburg University of Economics and finance , 21 Sadovaya st., St. Petersburg, 191023 Russia; Beloglazova, Elena V. : St. Petersburg University of Economics and finance , 21 Sadovaya st., St. Petersburg, 191023 Russia , e-mail:
Keywords
phonosemantics; phonetic motivation; phonosemantic attraction; onomatopoeia; sound imitation; sound symbolism; translatability; level of equivalence (in translation); textual approach to translating
Abstract

The article deals with the notion of translatability of phonetically motivated lexis traditionally viewed as having no translation equivalents. Phonetically motivated lexis is understood widely as including both sound imitating and sound symbolic words, at that the distinction between the two is to be taken into account in the translation process, since different translation strategies can be applied to them. The idea equivalence notwithstanding language differences, formulated by R. Jakobson, as well as the availability of both dictionary and contextual equivalents allow for the conclusion of principal translatability of the lexis in focus. Applying textual approach to translation as well as the method of phonosemantic analysis provide solution to the problem under investigation.

Pages
1385-1393
Paper at repository of SibFU
http://elib.sfu-kras.ru/handle/2311/2528

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