Xuejiao Quan, Wenjuan Yao
Hebei University of Chinese Medicine, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050200, China
The notion of equivalence is undoubtedly one of the most problematic and controversial areas in the field of translation theory. Nida’s equivalence theory, including formal equivalence and dynamic equivalence, is the most cited one in the field of translation. The establishment of this theory greatly promotes the development of translation. This essay will first review theories of equivalence studied by some of the most innovative theorists in this field, such as Jakobson, Nida and Taber, Newmark, Coller, Baker and so on. These theorists have studied equivalence in relation to the translation process with different approaches, and have provided fruitful ideas on this topic. Based on the theoretical support, the author suggests studying the effects on translators’ choices under the equivalence theory and equivalent effect from three aspects. In the next section, after a brief introduction of the contents and features of Charlotte's Web as children’s literature, an analysis of the Chinese version of Charlotte's Web is illustrated to describe factors involved in translators’ decision-making processes based on equivalence theories and equivalent effect.
Equivalence Theory, Chinese Translation, Charlotte's Web
Xuejiao Quan, Wenjuan Yao. A Study of the Effects of Equivalence Theory and Equivalent Effect on Translators’ Choices----With an Illustration of Chinese Translation of Charlotte's Web. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2020) Vol.4, Issue 1: 93-100. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.040113.
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