Research on Compensation Strategies in the Yangs’ Chang Sheng Dian From the Relevance Theory

WEN-MIN WU

Abstract


As for cross-cultural drama translation, the cultural and linguistic differences influence the success or failure of drama translation, especially cultural default phenomenon. The writer discusses cultural default phenomenon under the framework of relevance theory, as well as the compensation strategy in drama translation. Although Chang Sheng Dian has many English versions, the Yangs is undoubtedly the most successful. Thus the writer carried out a case study of cultural default and compensation strategies citing and analyzing examples from the Yangs’ Chang Sheng Dian, furthermore to help the target readers better understand Chinese culture and drama translation.

Keywords


Relevance theory; Cultural Default; Compensation Strategy.


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/icssd2017/19171

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