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A Study on Metaphor Interpretation & Translation Based on Relevance Theory

Author ZhangHuaRong
Tutor LiJingMin
School Tianjin University of Technology
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Metaphor Relevance Theory Metaphor Interpretation Metaphor Translation
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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This article aims to Metaphor Interpretation from the Perspective of Relevance Theory and Metaphor Translation . According to relevance theory , metaphor is a casual conversation , understanding does not require any special mechanism , it is the natural result of the development of verbal communication in general cognitive reasoning ability , which reveals the nature of metaphor comprehension . This process and cognitive context , cognitive effort to have a very close relationship . The associated theoretical interpretation of metaphor not only expand the metaphor research also showed that: the metaphor is not only a linguistic phenomenon , or a way of thinking . Relevance Theory as a cognitive theory , but also a communicative theory ; based on relevance theory , translation can be seen as a communicative activities . Scholars Gert first to relevance theory is applied to them in translation studies , translation is a verbal communication behavior , is closely associated with the brain mechanisms that reasoning process , it is the most important dynamic reasoning is based on the dynamic context , and the reasoning of the the basis is the correlation . Understanding of the source language and the translation process as communicative translation , select the basis of the language code is relevance . Four chapters of this paper . The first chapter is the Introduction , briefly introduced the metaphor , relevance theory , poetry and framework presents the theme clues throughout the entire paper . The second chapter is a literature review is divided into two . First section from the rhetoric , interactive , cognitive and pragmatic point of view , the concept of metaphor defines , gave a brief review of the history and current situation of the domestic and international study of metaphor ; associated definitions first introduced in section II of its communicative explore the Perspective of Relevance Theory and cognitive two principles , the interpretation of metaphor , the introduction associated theory of metaphor interpretation based on justifications , through its cognitive and communicative principles metaphor specific interpretation . The third chapter in the associated theoretical framework to explore the translation of metaphor , metaphor of classical Chinese poetry as a corpus case analysis , that metaphor into metaphor simile and metaphor into two specific translation strategies . The final chapter of this paper summarizes some of the achievements of the relevant Institute , and made ??some comments and suggestions to further explore .

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