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A Comparative Study on the Translation of Detective Stories from a Systemic Functional Perspective

Book

Part of the The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series book series (TMAKHLFLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Yan Wang
    Pages 1-14
  3. Yan Wang
    Pages 15-55
  4. Yan Wang
    Pages 205-208
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-217

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a corpus-based investigation of verbal projection in detective stories and their translations. Adopting both diachronic and synchronic approaches to compare two different Chinese translations, the book is one of the first attempts to conduct a comprehensive lexico-grammatical, logico-semantic and rhetorical, as well as contextual analysis of verbal projection in the Chinese context, especially the classical Chinese language context. Further, it studies the differences and similarities of different translators’ choices from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives. Given its scope, the book is relevant for all those interested in functional linguistics, translation studies and detective stories. 

Keywords

Systemic Functional Linguistics Verbal Projection Translators’ Choices Translation of Detective Stories Diachronic and Synchronic Comparisons

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of TranslationChinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina

About the authors

Yan Wang received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2015 and is currently a Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research areas include systemic functional linguistics, translation studies, discourse analysis and legal translation. She has published articles in Foreign Language and Teaching, Chinese Science & Technology Translators Journal, Contemporary Rhetoric, Journal of World Languages and Linguistics and the Human Sciences. She is the Director and Membership Secretary of the Hong Kong Translation Society. She is also a freelance translator and has published three books.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Comparative Study on the Translation of Detective Stories from a Systemic Functional Perspective
  • Authors Yan Wang
  • Series Title The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7545-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-7544-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-7547-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-7545-7
  • Series ISSN 2198-9869
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-9877
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 217
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Comparative Linguistics
    Linguistics, general
    Syntax
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