Corpus-Based Studies of Translational Chinese in English-Chinese Translation

  • Richard Xiao
  • Xianyao Hu

Part of the New Frontiers in Translation Studies book series (NFTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Richard Xiao, Xianyao Hu
    Pages 1-7
  3. Richard Xiao, Xianyao Hu
    Pages 9-20
  4. Richard Xiao, Xianyao Hu
    Pages 21-35
  5. Richard Xiao, Xianyao Hu
    Pages 37-66
  6. Richard Xiao, Xianyao Hu
    Pages 67-87
  7. Richard Xiao, Xianyao Hu
    Pages 89-120
  8. Richard Xiao, Xianyao Hu
    Pages 121-155
  9. Richard Xiao, Xianyao Hu
    Pages 169-176
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 177-205

About this book


This book takes a corpus-based approach, which integrates translation studies and contrastive analysis, to the study of translational language. It presents the world’s first balanced corpus of translational Chinese, which, in combination with a comparable native Chinese corpus, provides a reliable empirical basis for a comprehensive account of the macro-statistic, lexical, and grammatical features of translational Chinese in English-to-Chinese translation – a significant contribution to Descriptive Translation Studies. The research findings based on these two distinctly different languages have important implications for universal translation research on the European tradition.


Comparative linguistics Contrastive linguistics Corpus linguistics Mandarin Chinese Translation studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Xiao
    • 1
  • Xianyao Hu
    • 2
  1. 1.Linguistics and English LanguageLancaster UniversityLancasterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.College of International StudiesSouthwest UniversityChongqingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41362-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41363-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-8689
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-8697
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