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ERIC Number: EJ882988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
Translation as a Psycholinguistic Phenomenon
Zasyekin, Serhiy
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v39 n3 p225-234 Jun 2010
The article sketches the outlines of a theoretical framework for the analysis of translation of literary texts, viewed as psycho-semiotic phenomenon and based on evaluation of earlier attempts in this direction, and on the results of a psycholinguistic empirical study of translations. Central to this framework is the recent insight that the human cerebral hemisphere functional asymmetry somehow plays a role in structuring the fictional text by its author and in its processing by the interpreter. It is argued that the texts of modernism and post-modernism contain information blocks describing a character's perception of events in altered states of consciousness. This model helps to explain how a translator's inappropriate linguistic choice may influence the target language reader's aesthetic reaction.
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Language: English
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