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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(1); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.060114.

A Brief Introduction of Relevance Theory Used in Translation Process


Xin Liu

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Xin Liu

School of Foreign Languages, Beihua University, Jilin, 132013, China


Sperber and Wilson proposed the relevance theory. This idea takes a cognitive approach to human verbal communication. Gutt uses the relevance theory to fully achieve the translation process. In translation, the use of ostentation and inference is crucial. The source text should be examined by the translator using the optimal relevance theory. The author of the translation should convey the author's goal in order to convey to the reader what they should understand about the author of the original text. Applying relevance theory to enhance translation quality is extremely important.


Relevance theory; Translation process; Optimal relevance; Context

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Xin Liu. A Brief Introduction of Relevance Theory Used in Translation Process. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 1: 87-93. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.060114.


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