Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Education, Management, Computer and Society

Evaluating Translation Quality via Utilizing Skopos Theory

Authors
Ning Cai, Jian Zhou
Corresponding Author
Ning Cai
Available Online January 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/emcs-16.2016.90How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Translation; Target Audience; Skopos Theory; Quality; Idiom
Abstract
It is known that, the most important element in the translation activity is the target audience. Based on the ‘Skopos theory’, this study will analyze the quality of translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone from People's Literature Publishing House in 2000. From the advantages and disadvantages of previous works, it is safe to find the basic skills for translation. Also, the survey of readers’ experience will make the result more convincing. It is a qualitative and descriptive study by analyzing those translation examples. However, in the main body part, some simple methods, like detailed explanations and analysis will be used to support the author’s point of view with more details, with the hope to make the findings more convincing. As for the content of study, four-character words make the whole story full of rhythm, the translation of Chinese idioms helps Chinese readers understand the meaning deeper, and the translation of sentences is important and common.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Education, Management, Computer and Society
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
January 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-158-2
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/emcs-16.2016.90How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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