Proceedings of the International Conference on Education Innovation and Social Science (ICEISS 2017)

Research on the Name and Nature of Song Translation

Authors
Jun Qin
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Jun Qin
Available Online November 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceiss-17.2017.23How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Name and nature; Song translation; Song transdubbing; Pentathlon principle
Abstract
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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Proceedings
International Conference on Education Innovation and Social Science (ICEISS 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-421-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceiss-17.2017.23How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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