Translation of Humor for Children in Concrete Operational Stage: A Case Study on the Version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Yuan LIU


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a popular book for children. However, it is hard for translators to transfer it into another language because many words play. But humorous language is the favorite for children in concrete operational stage (COS) due to their cognitive development. This paper studies the classic Chinese version to research how it deals with humorous language, aiming to probe into whether the translation of humor suitable for the specific childhood and generalize some principles for future translation practice.


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Translation of humor; Children in COS

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