Strategies of conveying metaphors in political discourse: analysis of the Turkish translations of George Orwell's “Animal Farm”

International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture

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Title Strategies of conveying metaphors in political discourse: analysis of the Turkish translations of George Orwell's “Animal Farm”
Creator Sekret, Iryna
Subject “Animal Farm” by George Orwell
comparative analysis
English-Turkish translation
political discourse
text deformation
translation shifts
Description Translating metaphor and metaphoric expressions is one of the disputable problems in translation studies due to the conceptual discrepancies which exist between the source culture and the target readership, moreover, if the metaphor plays a crucial role in creating an appeal to the reader as in the political text. In this respect, it is under the discussion of how to deal with a metaphor when translating political discourse, and what are the dominating strategies and traditions of translating metaphoric units in Turkish translations. Caused by the theoretical and practical urgency of the problem, this paper is aimed to analyze strategies of conveying metaphors from English to Turkish based on the novel “Animal Farm” by George Orwell and its Turkish translations by Sedat Demir and Celal Üster. To achieve the aims of the research the efforts were undertaken to compare the original text with its two different translations. For the precise analysis, Old Major’s speech was thoroughly scrutinized on the point of the metaphoric expressions in the text and their correspondences in the Turkish translations.
Publisher Scientific and Literature Open Access Publishing
Date 2020-05-18
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source International journal of linguistics, literature and culture; Vol. 6 No. 4 (2020): Special Issue in International Association for Technology, Education and Language Studies (IATELS); 103-114
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 International journal of linguistics, literature and culture

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