LINGUISTIC TRANSFORMATIONS AS AN INDICATOR OF ADEQUACY OF PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION AND SELF-TRANSLATION (ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE NOVEL «MINSK DIRECTION» BY I. MELEZH)


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Abstract

The article deals with comparison of the original Belarusian-language novel of Ivan Melezh «Minsk direction», its authorized translation by L. Rakovsky and self-translation by the writer. Based on the analysis of over 300 linguistic transformations in both translations the author classifies them, distinguishing stylistic and lexical replacement, replacement of the grammatical form of the word and grammatical constructions, omission or addition of a lexeme, changes in the structure of sentences. The findings about the greater proximity of the original and authorized translation are the result of the research. The article substantiates the assumption that the writer turns to the self-translation because he wanted to improve both language versions of the novel.

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N. E. Nikitina

Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank

Author for correspondence.
Email: morenov.sv@ssau.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097
Belarus

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