Contextual Correlates of Adaptability in E-C Translation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Qinghe CHEN, Xue JIANG


Adaptation Theory proposed by Jef Verschueren is always applied to carry out translation studies. Translation scholars at home and abroad conduct researches from four angles: contextual correlates of adaptability, structural objects of adaptability, dynamics of adaptability, and salience of adaptation processes. Contextual correlates include communicative context and linguistic context. By analyzing typical sentences in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe based on the above two kinds of contexts, this paper aims to better understand the manifestation of contextual correlates of adaptability in English-Chinese translation of this book. Besides, the process of adaptation to ingredients of communicative context and linguistic context, such as mental world, social world, physical world, contextual cohesion, intertextuality and sequencing is analyzed.



Adaptation Theory; Contextual correlates of adaptability; The Chronicles of Narnia

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