Exploring the Gender Consciousness From Two Chinese Translations of To the Lighthouse

International Journal of Communication and Media Science
© 2023 by SSRG - IJCMS Journal
Volume 10 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Siqi You, Chao Lu
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Siqi You, Chao Lu, "Exploring the Gender Consciousness From Two Chinese Translations of To the Lighthouse," SSRG International Journal of Communication and Media Science, vol. 10,  no. 3, pp. 46-53, 2023. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/2349641X/IJCMS-V10I3P105

Abstract:

Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) considers translation as a social practice and a communicative activity that occurs within specific social contexts. This study draws upon Fairclough’s three-dimensional analytical model to examine gender consciousness from the self-built parallel corpus consisting of two Chinese translations and the original text of Virginia Woolf’s representative novel To the Lighthouse. The two Chinese translations are provided by a male translator and a female translator, respectively. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the translators’ gender consciousness will influence their translation strategies and styles. Through describing and generalizing the translations’ lexical preferences, the study found that translators’ gender consciousness has exerted a significant influence on their translation styles and strategies.

Keywords:

Androgyny, CDA, Corpus, Gender consciousness, Translation.

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