A Study on the Strategy of Chinese-English Consecutive Interpreting of Beijing Historical and Cultural Speeches
International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2016, Pages: 43-52
Received: May 2, 2016;
Accepted: Sep. 23, 2016;
Published: Oct. 14, 2016
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Hairuo Wang, School of Foreign Languages, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
Historical and cultural speeches are considered a challenge in Chinese to English interpretation, as each language describes the world in a different way. Therefore, Beijing historical and cultural speeches are believed to have high level of difficulty in terms of interpretation. This study was aimed at investigating the strategies used in interpreting Beijing historical and cultural speeches. Based on the literature review, two models of interpretation are established, and three cases of interpreting strategy of Beijing historical and cultural speeches based on the models are analyzed.
A Study on the Strategy of Chinese-English Consecutive Interpreting of Beijing Historical and Cultural Speeches, International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation.
Vol. 2, No. 5,
2016, pp. 43-52.
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