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Bannikova I. A., Murzaeva Y. E. Transformation as a Means of Giving Adequate Translation. News of Saratov University. New Series. Ser. Studies of Language and Literature. Journalism, 2009, vol. 9, iss. 3, pp. 43-46.


Transformation as a Means of Giving Adequate Translation

The article is devoted to the problems of literary translation, in particular to the ways of supplying adequate translation. On the examples from a short story by a famous XX century English writer D.H. Lawrence, the authors of the article show that in the cases where there are no analogues in the target language to the structures of the source language, lexical and grammar transformations prove to be effective. Transformations of this kind, which are used taking into consideration the text function and the context, make up for stylistic shifts inevitable in literary translation.


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4 D. H. Lawrence Odour Of Chrysanthemums and Other Stories. M., 1977.

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