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Application Of Functional Equivalence Theory In Simultaneous Interpreting

Posted on:2007-11-06Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:L LiuFull Text:PDF
GTID:2155360182986047Subject:English Language and Literature
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As we know that simultaneous interpreting is a very complicated task. A lot of famous translators, both at home and abroad, have summarized constructive opinions on SI from their translation practice. This thesis, very tentatively, proposes to apply Nida's functional equivalence theory to simultaneous interpretation. Here, the author first gives some basic knowledge in SI from psychological and pragmatic views, especially by explaining the limitation of human mental ability, and introducing some useful skills in handling such difficulties. After that he continues to introduce Nida's functional equivalence theory in great details. By specific examples he demonstrates the possibility and feasibility of the combination of SI with Nida's functional equivalence theory. He specifies how to realize functional equivalence at word level, sentence level and further at discourse level. In fact, he thinks that SI practice is a process in which the interpreter runs parallel with the speaker and by activating the linguistic and extralinguistic knowledge the interpreter gradually carries out the theory of functional equivalence from micro level to macro level. The purpose of SI is to let the listeners in TT have the similar responses with the listeners in ST so that they can make correct judgment. This point complies with the requirement of functional equivalence, which is TT listener-oriented. It is by this agreement that the author can apply functional equivalence in SI.In conclusion, this thesis points out that functional equivalence theory can provide a new sight in SI and help resolve a lot of difficult problems. Of course, there are a lot of relevant researches should be done to further prove the correctness of the application of functional equivalence in SI.
Keywords/Search Tags:Simultaneous interpreting, Functional equivalence, Running parallel with the speaker
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