Standardization of Translation of Rail Transit Public Signs in the Greater Capital Area of Chinese Mainland

Wei WANG, Weihong ZHOU


Based on an empirical study, the present research finds that the translation of public signs of rail transit systems in Beijing and Tianjin lacks unified standard and criteria, which will be incompatible with the international status of the region. This paper aims at providing a unified translation criterion for the rail transit public signs in light of the theory of intertextuality.


Intertextuality; Rail transit; Public sign language; Translation; Standardization

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