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Information structure and the flow of translation

Shokouhi, Hossein 2008, Information structure and the flow of translation, Research in contemporary world literature, vol. 13, no. 50, pp. 83-99.

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Title Information structure and the flow of translation
Author(s) Shokouhi, Hossein
Journal name Research in contemporary world literature
Volume number 13
Issue number 50
Start page 83
End page 99
Total pages 17
Publisher University of Tehran
Place of publication Tehran, Iran
Publication date 2008
ISSN 0000-0000
Keyword(s) Information structure
topical element
given/new information
left dislocation
translation
Summary Translators are often recommended to highly observe the natural flow of the target language of the translated texts. The use and order of discoursal aspects of texts such as thematic information, topical elements, left-dislocation, and passive voice, among others, which constitute information structure may sometimes conflict with this viewpoint. It is argued that such discoursal elements are determinant in understanding the flow of the texts in the source language and should not, therefore, be frequently switched around in the translated texts to fit the norm of the target language. The order of these linguistic elements should be maximally maintained when translating a text into a target language. It is after all the employment of such information structure units by the writer of the source text which is significant at any given point in discourse both cognitively, when processing the text, and interactionally, when communicating with the reader.
Language ara
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, University of Tehran
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30045971

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