A Probe Into Translation Strategies of Tech English Neologism in Petroleum Engineering Field

Hui LIU

Abstract


As a variety of English for Special Purposes (ESP), petroleum English has its distinctive features. Through a close examination of petroleum English characteristics as well as plenty of translation examples, this paper focuses on the translation of tech English neologism in petroleum engineering field, and provides some appropriate translation strategies.


Keywords


Tech English neologism; Petroleum English; Translation strategies

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Catford, J. C. (2004). A Linguistic Theory of translation: An essay applied linguistics (p.4). China: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Cui, Z. D. (1994). English intensive course in practical drilling (p.147, 164). Dongying, China: China University of Petroleum (East) Press.

Cui, Z. D. (2003). English intensive course in drilling construction in foreign countries (p.143, 369). Dongying, China: China University of Petroleum (East) Press.

Gentzler, E. (1993). Contemporary translation theories. London: Routledge.

Halliday, M. A. K. (1994). An introduction to functional grammar. London: Edward Arnold.

Hawkes, T. (1990). Structurism and semiotics. New York: Bantam Books.

Jiang, S. J., & Wu, S. L. (2003). Petroleum drilling English (p.9, 43, 140, 221, 263, 274, 339). Beijing: Petroleum Industry Press.

Leo, H. (2001). The pragmatics of translation. China: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.

Luo, X. L. (1997). Professional English for petroleum processing (p.30). Dongying, China: China University of Petroleum (East) Press.

Peter, N.(1983). Approaches to translation (p.36, 59). China: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Sander, P. L. (1981). The Petroleum programmer (p.1). British: BBC English.

Savory, T. (1957). The art of translation (p.39, 126). London: Jonathan Cape.

Venuti, L. (1995). The translator’s invisibility – A history of translation (p.17, 69). Lontledge: London and New York.

Wang, Y. R. (2001). Discussion on the use of animal images in petroleum terminology. School Journal of Shengli Oilfield Demonstration College, 15(1), 30-31.

Wu, X. D., et al. (1997). English for petroleum engineering (p.8, 218). Dongying, China: China University of Petroleum (East) Press.

Zhan, H., & Liu, S. Y. (2008). A survey of petroleum English terminology and its translation. Science & technology Information, 9.




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