The Comparative Analysis of Culture Specific Items in Translation of the Novel "Spartacus" from English into Persian

Elham Sasaninejad, Maryam Delpazir


Translation has always been considered a communication tool among different cultures and languages. Hence, the investigation of translations across history can reflect the dominant translational approaches and strategies in a specific era. The present study is descriptive-analytical corpus based aiming at investigation of utilized strategies in translation of culture specific items from English into Persian. Here, the researchers have focused on the novel Spartacus written by Howard Fast and its Persian translation by Ebrahim Yunesi as the corpus of the study. After analyzing the corpus according to the model presented by Pedersen (2005), it was revealed that the translator has adopted a target-oriented approach. Moreover, substitution strategy was seen to be used the most by the translator.

Keywords: culture specific items, source- oriented, Strategy, target-oriented, Translation

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