TRANSLATION OF SELF-HELP BOOKS: TRANSLATION PROBLEMS IN RHONDA BYRNE'S "THE SECRET"Ana Furlan
, 2013, diplomsko delo
Opis: Self-help books are becoming very popular nowadays and have to be translated in other languages in order to be accessible to a wider audience from other countries. All self-help books share the same goal: to help the readers find solutions to their problems. They are written with a specific purpose and have special characteristics, which have to be considered when translating them.
This graduation thesis focuses on the translation of self-help books in general and gives an analysis of some aspects of the translation of a specific self-help book - The Secret. This is a self-help book about happiness and getting and achieving everything the readers want in their life, written by Rhonda Byrne in 2006. The thesis looks into some specific problems the translator faced while translating the book from English into the Slovene language and examines the inconsistencies with the original that occurred in the Slovene translation. The first problem addressed is the decision about the use of formal or informal addressing of readers. The translator decided to use a T/V distinction and addresses the readers with a polite second plural V-form of a verb (“vi”) – “vikanje”. The second problem discussed is the problem of non-equivalence of word-meanings. The most common and important verb that is repeated throughout the whole book is verb “want”. Nevertheless, the verb is not translated consistently and is sometimes replaced with other verbs and words. The third problem is the problem of repetition of the lexical items or phrases, which have a cohesive and a rhetoric function. However, the translator did not preserve all the repetitions. The fourth problem the thesis focuses on is the problem of capitalization of words. Some concepts are capitalized in the original, because they are allegorical personification or because of their importance, yet the capitalization is not preserved in all cases in the translation.
The main focus of the graduation thesis is to determine how the translator solved the problem of pragmatic adjustment of the book to the Slovene audience and their culture.
Ključne besede: self-help books, The Secret, translation problems, T/V distinction, non-equivalence in word meaning, translation of verb “want”, repetition of lexical items and phrases, capitalization
Objavljeno: 29.01.2013; Ogledov: 1725; Prenosov: 95
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Smolyanov, O. G.; von Weizsäcker, H.; Wittich, O.: Chernoff's theorem and the construction of semigroups. - Iannelli, Mimmo (ed.) et al., Evolution equations: applications to physics, industry, life sciences and economics. Proceedings of the 7th international conference on evolution equations and their applications. EVEQ2000 conference, Levico Terme, Italy, October 30 - November 4, 2000. Basel: Birkhäuser. Prog. Nonlinear Differ. Equ. Appl. 55, 349-358 (2003). [ISBN 3-7643-0374-3/hbh]Miklavž Mastinšek
, 2004, recenzija, prikaz knjige, kritika
Ključne besede: matematika, analiza, Černova ekvivalenca, Riemannova mnogoterost, mathematics, analysis, Chernoff's equivalence, heat semigroup, Riemannian manifold
Objavljeno: 10.07.2015; Ogledov: 197; Prenosov: 16
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Translation Shifts in User's Guides: The Case of iPhone User Guide for iOS 5.1 SoftwareMatej Hrnčič
, 2015, diplomsko delo
Opis: The graduation thesis Translation Shifts in User's Guides: The Case of iPhone User Guide for iOS 5.1 Software presents translation shifts and their appearance in the Slovene translation of the user's guide.
Translation shifts are common in all kinds of text. In this thesis I describe some of the most common translation shifts, present in the Slovene translation of the iPhone User Guide for iOS 5.1 Software. Technical texts are a challenge for every translator. He has to poses the knowledge of the technical field he is translating in. Whenever transferring the message form one language to another, there are obstacles, which the translator has to overcome. Each language has its grammatical, lexical and semantic characteristics, which are unique. Achieving equivalence and equivalent effect always and in every situation is nearly impossible. Therefore translation shift are unavoidable. C. J. Catford (1965), Kitty van Leuven-Zwart (1989) Vinay and Darbelnet (1995), Nida (1964) and Popovič (1970) dedicated their time to translation shifts. Based on the work and classification of Vinay and Darbelnet (1995) and Nida (1964) I have analysed the Slovene translation of the iPhone User Guide for iOS 5.1 Software.
The analysis of the iPhone User Guide for iOS 5.1 Software shows that the predominant translation shift is transposition (change of word class). It occurs most frequently in connection with nominalization in the Slovene translation.
Ključne besede: equivalence, translation shifts, technical text, user's guide, nominalization
Objavljeno: 08.01.2016; Ogledov: 727; Prenosov: 72
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