The Cognitive-communicative Dimension of the Reproduction of Cultural Information in Literary Translation




global translation strategy, cultural-specific information, local translation strategy, megaconcept of the work, translation problem


The paper highlights the strategies of reproduction of cultural specific information and overcoming cultural differences on the material of German translation. As the methodological basis for defining strategies of reproducing cultural information serves the definition of translation as a unity of process and result, as a cognitive-communicative activity that unfolds in a three-phase process - interpretation of the megaconcept of the original, modeling of the megaconcept of translation, and its implementation at the text level. To outline the integrative conceptual image of the original, the method of field modeling of the concept has been applied. The conceptual, image and value components of the hierarchical structure of a megaconcept of the work have been characterized. The transfer of the conceptual image of the original onto the worldview of the German language revealed the differences and lacunarity of cultural information as well as divergence of its value interpretations. As a result of the study, the foreignization was identified as a global strategy for preserving the cultural component of the original text. On the material stated the problems of translation, connected with reproduction of cultural information were studied. The primary focus is on the reproduction of realia, imagery, dialect, national specifics of emotions and overcoming the temporal distance. The correlation between the use of the local strategies of domestication and estrangement and the nature of cultural information reproduction problems was investigated. The tactics and techniques of translation of culturally specific elements of the text were identified.



How to Cite

Liashenko , T. (2020). The Cognitive-communicative Dimension of the Reproduction of Cultural Information in Literary Translation. Philological Treatises, 12(2), 46–57.