Application of Gideon Toury’s Translation Norms Theory in Translation Teaching With Special Reference to the Post-Editing of the English Version of High-Quality Development of Meteorology Roadmap (2022-2035)

Wei WANG, Weihong ZHOU


The current research aims to investigate the practical application of Gideon Toury’s Translation Norms Theory in the post-editing of meteorological texts between Chinese and English. Using an empirical approach, the analysis examines the norms, regularities as well as conventions that guide the translation process and how they influence the translation of meteorological texts. The study analyzes a real proofreading task commissioned by the government to determine how translators should apply Toury’s norms theory in the post-editing process. The present empirical study shall provide valuable insights into the translation of meteorological texts and highlight the importance of linguistic norms in achieving accurate and effective translations, which could also provide some practical implications for translation teaching and translator training.


Norms; Translation teaching; Post-editing; Meteorological texts

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