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Translation and the challenge of orthography

Kendall, J 2006, 'Translation and the challenge of orthography' , in: Translation and creativity: perspectives on creative writing and translation studies , Open Linguistics , Continuum International Publishing Group, London, pp. 127-144.

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    Abstract

    The orthography in which a work of art is written plays an essential role in the aesthetic effect of the whole. The orthography chosen can directly affect considerations such as rhythym, puns, subtext, atmosphere, emotion, the speed at which the reader assimilates the work of art and the order in which it is assimilated. This is particularly evident when translating into English from Japanese, because Japanese, orthographically speaking, has extremely rich resources to draw on.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Editors: Loffredo, E and Perteghella, M
    Additional Information: Chapter 9 of book. The attached PDF is the author's final version, pre-copyediting and typesetting, and therefore is not to be cited in this form.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Comparative literature, literary studies, translation and interpretation
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
    Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
    Memory, Text and Place
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
    Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
    Refereed: Yes
    Series Name: Open Linguistics
    ISBN: 9780826487933
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    Depositing User: H Kenna
    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2009 14:51
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:53
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1331

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