Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / Translation from Russian into Spanish of the Modal Indetermination in Dostoevskys Novel The Brothers Karamazov

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Issue
Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences: 2011, Vol. 4, Issue 10
Authors
Quero Gervilla, Enrique F.
Contact information
Quero Gervilla, Enrique F. : University of Granada , Campus de Cartuja s/n, Granada, 18071 Spain , e-mail:
Keywords
world-view; modal indetermination; Dostoevsky; Russian; Spanish
Abstract

This article is based on the Sapir-Whorf Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis, which argues that every language gives its speakers a particular kind of world-view. In this sense, it could be said that, typologically, Russian and Spanish work in different directions. In Russian, the most important typological categories are space and object; in Spanish, they are time and event. In the present article, we analyze the particle как бы in the novel The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky and the problems associated with the translation of this particle into Spanish. We have chosen Dostoevsky rather than other writers because of his specific style of writing. Words and expressions that are common in the Russian language, acquire a special meaning in Dostoevskys books.

Pages
1410-1419
Paper at repository of SibFU
http://elib.sfu-kras.ru/handle/2311/2536

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