Coherence as a Parameter of Translation in the Context of Culture

Jianchang Zhang

Abstract


Meaning and equivalence plays a critical role in translation, but how to get equivalence is a great difficulty. The paper, by extending coherence from the language category to the context of culture and treating it as a dynamic process of cognition, holds that coherence refers not only to the semantic and logical relationship within the context of language, but also, with the use of a certain text genre, to the accurate expression of the physical and mental world in the context of culture. In this sense, translation is that the translator, based on his analysis and understanding of the source text and the coherence of the language in the cultural context, reproduces the information of the concepts and genre expressed in the source language, realizing its counterpart coherence in the other language and culture. A model is established to clearly show the translating process, with equivalence substantiated.


Keywords


Coherence; Context of culture; Translation

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