Department of English Language and Literature
Metaphors of Translation
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.
Chinese metaphors, Chinese-English, History of translation, Images of translation, Metaphors of translation, Western metaphors
Source Publication Title
Perspectives: Studies in Translatology
Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Link to Publisher's Edition
Zaixi, Tan. "Metaphors of Translation." Perspectives: Studies in Translatology 14.1 (2006): 40-54.