Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2018, Page: 58-64
Western Female Translation Theorists and Their Translation Views
Zhang Yingxian, English Department, South China Business College, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China
Zhang Xiaobo, English Department, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang, China
Received: Dec. 3, 2018;       Accepted: Dec. 21, 2018;       Published: Jan. 22, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20180404.11      View  257      Downloads  46
Abstract
This paper explores some translation schools or translation theories advocated by the female translation theorists in the west, who, hard-working and sensitive in translation studies, challenging the traditional translation principles and criteria, have been pioneering in the trend of cultural turn and opened up new areas of translation studies of post-colonialism translation norms, corpus-based translation research and conflict in war and functional translation viewpoint with outrageous novelties, and flaunting the signs of female translation theories. It calls for the attention to their major translation concepts and the importance of their studies in the translation field. Firstly, behind the feminist translation theory, there are profound cultural, educational backgrounds and important identities. They, brave and strong, with sharp tongue, have different cognition to the faithfulness of translation theory from the female standpoint, and create an iconic female English word "womenhandling" to evaluate the translated text. Second, the translation perspective paid close attention to by feminist translation theorists deeply reflects their feminist translation aesthetics, values and the unique cognition of their female gender characteristics in translation. Thirdly, feminist translation theorists have a unique understanding of the nature of translation with sensitive to the trend of translation, and novel perspectives. Their specific viewpoints and indelible contributions can`t be ignored in the world translation field.
Keywords
the Translation History of the West, the Female Translation Theorists in the West, Creation of Translation Theories, Their Contribution to Translation
To cite this article
Zhang Yingxian, Zhang Xiaobo, Western Female Translation Theorists and Their Translation Views, International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2018, pp. 58-64. doi: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20180404.11
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