The English Translation of Chinese Internet Catchwords From Memetic Pespective

Min HUI, Guifang SUN, Lei ZHANG

Abstract


Internet catchword is a kind of newly created language with its peculiar characteristics. Language and meme are interdependent. Language is a kind of meme and meme is embodied in language. Both Chinese memes and English memes should be taken into consideration during the process of the English Translation of Chinese Internet catchwords. A translator should be not only the decoder of the source memes but also the transmitter of them. The study is beneficial for intercultural communication and for foreigners to acknowledge and understand China.


Keywords


Chinese Internet catchword; Memetics; Genotype memes; Phenotype memes; Translation

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

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