Difference between Cohesions of English and Chinese Context and Their Translation

Yan-li YU


Cohesion is a kind of prerequisite for generating context. In context translation, the context principle explains how to realize the context equivalence between the original article and the translated article. Cohesion often determines whether people can understand and accept the translation. During translation and context cohesion, the understanding of the original article and the generation and check of the translation play an important part in the perception and mastery of the context cohesion. In this paper, the difference between the five context cohesions (that is, contrast, substitution, omission, connection and lexicon) is made to verify that English articles stress hypotaxis while Chinese articles stress parataxis.
Key words: context, cohesion, difference, translation
Résumé: La cohésion est une condition nécessaire (mais non complète) de la production du texte. Dans la traduction, le principe de la textualité peut être appliqué pour expliquer comment obtenir la correspondance, sur le plan du texte, entre l’original et la traduction. Le degré de cohésion détermine si la traduction peut être comprise par les lecteurs. Tout au long du processus de la traduction, de la compréhension de l’original à la production du texte traduit, jusqu’à la révision de celui-ci, la cohésion du texte joue un rôle essentiel. A travers la comparaison et l’analyse des différences des cinq moyens de cohésion dans la traduction anglo-chinoise, à savoir, cohérence, substitution, ellipse, raccordement et cohésion lexicale, l’article présent vérifie le fait que l’anglais privilégie la forme tandis que le chinois le sens.
Mots-clés: texte, moyen de cohésion, différence, traduction

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.ccc.1923670020070302.007

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