Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of English Language and Literature

Title

Metaphors of Translation

Language

English

Abstract

The study described in the present article investigates Chinese and Western metaphors of translation that have appeared since antiquity and which illustrate the central role of metaphors in descriptions of translation. The article discusses more than 270 Chinese and English language metaphors from descriptive as well as diachronic and synchronic points of view. It analyses the issues metaphors give rise to, and offers in-depth analyses and discussions of how metaphors can provide us with insights on the ways in which we see translation. © 2006, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Keywords

Chinese metaphors, Chinese-English, History of translation, Images of translation, Metaphors of translation, Western metaphors

Publication Date

2006

Source Publication Title

Perspectives: Studies in Translatology

Volume

14

Issue

1

Start Page

40

End Page

54

Publisher

Routledge (Taylor & Francis)

DOI

10.1080/09076760608669016

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09076760608669016

ISSN (print)

0907676X

ISSN (electronic)

17476623

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