Research on the Name and Nature of Song Translation
Available Online November 2017.
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- Name and nature; Song translation; Song transdubbing; Pentathlon principle
- Until quite recently, song translation has not been paid enough attention in translation field, not only because of its vague discipline which both involves translation studies and musicology, but also the obscure name and nature of song translation. This article attempts to distinguish the different types of song translation and to define the types with standard terms by revealing the nature of song translation (as poetry translation and as singable translation) with pentathlon principle ie. sing-ability, sense, naturalness, rhythm, rhyme proposed by Peter Low. Through investigation and a case study, this article concludes by suggesting a singable translation should be defined "song transdubbing" and future studies should cover this type not only by descriptive but also systemic approach.
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TY - CONF AU - Jun Qin PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Research on the Name and Nature of Song Translation PB - Atlantis Press SP - 93 EP - 96 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iceiss-17.2017.23 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iceiss-17.2017.23 ID - Qin2017/11 ER -