Functionalism Theory Applied in C-E Translation of Chinese Food Culture Text

Siwei Yue
January 2013
Theory & Practice in Language Studies;Jan2013, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p61
Academic Journal
According to functionalism theory, the translation is a reproduction process of source text in target language, observing the target culture. The target language features in terms of contents, sentence structure and lexis should be considered as criteria to adapt the source text before translating. The source text elements that do not fit in target culture should be revised or even neglected in translating so as to transfer the flavor of source text while not violating target culture.


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