The Application of Cultural Equivalence and Acceptability Principles in the Translation of East of the West

Yang Jing

Abstract


Translation is regarded as a kind of transplantation of culture and the role of a translator plays is no other than a bridge between two different cultures. It becomes an important mission for the translator to deal with exotic cultural elements appropriately in order to achieve a better communication between cultures. In this paper, the author selected and analyzed examples from the practical translation of East of the West by adopting the cultural equivalence and acceptability principles, and arrived at the conclusion that only through the expression equilibration and the dynamic integration between these two principles can the translator realize the optimum efficiency of cultural exchange.

 


Keywords


Cultural equivalence principle, acceptability principle, East of the West

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.4n.3p.154

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