“Deceptive Equivalence” in C-E Fictional Translation: A Literary Stylistic Approach
Literary stylistics is an intermediary discipline mediating between linguistics and literary criticism. With the precision of linguistics, it can help fend off the general impressionistic comments and intuitive analysis. Chinese and English are two vastly different languages and deceptive equivalence is not uncommon in fictional translation. Literary linguistics is an effective tool in C-E fictional translation to help identify the “artistically or thematically motivated stylistic choices” in the original and thus help avoid deceptive equivalence and reduce stylistic losses in the translation.
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