TRANSLATION DEFORMATIONS IN LITERARY TRANSLATION (BASED ON THE UKRAINIAN TRANSLATION OF THE NOVEL «11/22/63» BY S. KING)

  • Yuliia Stakhmych
  • Viktoriia Tsvelovska
Keywords: translation deformation, translation, literary translation, translation adequacy, fantasy novel

Abstract

osed article. The existing definitions of the concept of translation deformations have been analyzed. Types of translation deformations have been described. Pragmatic, semantic and syntactic deformations in the Ukrainian translation of the novel have been identified; their peculiar features have been characterized. It has been found out that pragmatic deformations occur in translation when the translator intentionally changes the communicative effect and the aesthetic function of the original. Semantic deformations involve transformations of the semiotic system of the original text by means of the target language semiotic system. They are caused by the asymmetry of linguistic world views between the English and Ukrainian languages. In the translation we have identified semantic deformations accomplished by means of concretization, antonymic translation, meaning extension, addition and omission of language means. In case of syntactic deformations the translator changes the «thought patterns», defined by the author of the original at the syntactic level. It has been found out that translation deformations have a dual nature and comprise both objective language changes at different levels, caused by structural and cultural differences between source language and target language, and subjective transformations, caused by semantic and pragmatic differences of language units of the original and translation as well as translator’s creative choices.

Published
2018-11-26
How to Cite
Stakhmych, Y., & Tsvelovska, V. (2018). TRANSLATION DEFORMATIONS IN LITERARY TRANSLATION (BASED ON THE UKRAINIAN TRANSLATION OF THE NOVEL «11/22/63» BY S. KING). Scientific Notes of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series, 3, 122-124. Retrieved from https://journals.oa.edu.ua/Philology/article/view/2069