Distance Iconicity and Quantity Iconicity in Literary Image Translations: Taking Four Versions of Bian Cheng for Example

Jianjiao TENG


Iconicity is the pursuit in image translation of literary works. The distance iconicity and quantity iconicity can reveal the arrangement of image construction and its interpretation as well. In the four English versions of the local novel Bian Cheng by Shen Congwen, both the distance iconicity and quantity iconicity best illustrate the arrangements of image interpretation and reconstruction of translated versions.


Bian Cheng distance iconicity; Quantity iconicity; Literary translation

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