Translation and Adaptation in Dissemination of Foreign Literary Works: A Case Study of Robinson Crusoe
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2018, Pages: 140-147
Received: Aug. 5, 2018;
Accepted: Sep. 10, 2018;
Published: Oct. 8, 2018
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Zhou Hongmin, College of Foreign Languages, Nanjing Xiaozhuang University, Nanjing, China
When investigated in a broader vision, adaptation carried out away from translational act can also contribute to transmission of a foreign text. Based on the presumption that the act of translation moves foreign classics into the periphery of target culture, but far from asserting their finality, the author, supported by the case of Robinson Crusoe, singles out translation (retranslation), and adaptation (adaptive translation and post-translation adaptation) for a study, and attempts to explore how they are related to one another and identify their role in contributing to the transmission of foreign text. It is concluded that besides translation and retranslations, post-translation adaptation contributes more share to transmitting and canonizing a foreign text.
Translation and Adaptation in Dissemination of Foreign Literary Works: A Case Study of Robinson Crusoe, International Journal of Language and Linguistics.
Vol. 6, No. 5,
2018, pp. 140-147.
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