La traduzione saggistica: tradurre il saggio Light Years Ahead

Panzavolta, Marco (2015) La traduzione saggistica: tradurre il saggio Light Years Ahead. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Traduzione specializzata [LM-DM270] - Forli', Documento ad accesso riservato.
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The aim of this dissertation is to demonstrate how theory and practice are linked in translation. The translation of the essay Light Years Ahead helped me to understand this connection and to develop the two main thesis included in this work, that is the possibility the translator has to choose among all the different theories, without giving one or another the absolute supremacy, and the diversity of the non-fiction genre. Therefore, the first chapter focuses on the different theories of translation, presented in a way which suggests that one might be the completion and the development of another. The second chapter deals with the peculiar issues of non-fiction translation, with particular attention to the way in which this genre gathers different elements of other text types. Despite this variety, it is also claimed that the function at the higher level of an essay is always the informative one. This concept led me to simplify and make more intelligible the Italian version of the text I translated (Light Years Ahead). In the third chapter, this last point is discussed, as well as my considerations about the function, the dominant aspect and the cultural analysis of the text, with particular regard to how the quality of the English translation affected my choices. In the fourth chapter I included some examples of translation, which best demonstrate the distinctive variety of styles of non-fiction texts and the possibility for the translator to choose each time which theory suits them best. Finally, I also included three examples which represent a sort of defeat for me, that is to say three points where the ambiguity of the text obliged me to remove that information for the sake of the dominant informative function.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Panzavolta, Marco
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Correlatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Traduzione saggistica teorie ruolo traduttore
Data di discussione della Tesi
14 Luglio 2015

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