C-E Translation Strategies of Diplomatic Speech from the Perspective of Skopos Theory

Yushan ZHAO, Yaxi LI

Abstract


As a necessary part of diplomatic activities, diplomatic speech not only shows the political policy of the speaker’s country, but also expressestheir government’s attitude towards unilateral or multilateral relations. Therefore, there is no doubt that the C-E translation of diplomatic speech is significant. Under the guidance of Skopos theory and with the analysisof diplomatic speeches’ stylistic feature, this paper aims to figure out C-E Translation strategies of diplomatic speechby analyzing the speeches delivered by Xi Jinpingfrom the lexical, syntactical, and discourse level.


Keywords


Skopos theory; Diplomatic speech; Translation strategies

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11106

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