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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(12); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061213.

Translator’s Style in Fictions: A Corpus-based Study of the Chinese Version of Never Let Me Go


Luo Lin

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Luo Lin

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China, 000977


This article sets out to probe into the translator’s style in the reflections of the translations of chengyu, sizige, and idioms these three types of lexis applied in the China version of Never Let Me Go, by means of the self-complied parallel corpus in Sketch Engine. According to the quantitative analysis with statistics and calculations of the proportions of each translation procedure use with the aid of the corpus model, the research result reflects the translator’s style that he is visible and manifests his voice as a translator in the target text. Based on it, there are qualitative analyses of the translator’s motivations from social and cultural context, target readerships’ needs, and individual linguistic preferences these three aspects. This investigation aims at providing theoretical and methodological references for the field of the further corpus-based translation studies of Ishiguro’s literatures.


Corpus-based Studies of Literary Translation, Translator's Style, Translation Approaches and Strategies, Typical Chinese Lexis

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Luo Lin. Translator’s Style in Fictions: A Corpus-based Study of the Chinese Version of Never Let Me Go. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 12: 84-91. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061213.


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