On C-E Translation of Campus Public Signs: from the Perspective of Functionalist Translation Theory



A public sign is a vocative text. The most important criterion for the translation of public sign is the realization of functionality. At present, there are many poorly-translated public signs on university campus, the reason for which lies in the over-emphasis on form as well as the neglect of the communicative purpose and effect. The C-E translation of public signs should realize the communicative function, and convey the illocutionary and perlocutionary meaning of the source-language text.
Key words: functionalist translation theory, public sign, function, purpose
Résumé: Le terme d’affiche est un texte doté de la fonction d’appel. Le critère clé de la traduction du terme d’affiche est que le texte de traduction résalise la fonction prévue. Actuellement, il existe un grand problème de qualité dans la traduction du terme d’affiche dans des universités, et la raison principale réside dans ce que le traducteur, recherchant partiellement la correspondance de forme du texte, néglige le but et l’effet de communication. La traduction des affiches doivent représenter la fonctoin communicative du texte original et fait grand cas de la signification profonde et de sa communication.
Mots-clés: théorie de la traduction fonctionnelle, terme d’affiche, fonction, but

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.ccc.1923670020070301.013

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