Rendering Subject “It” into Ukrainian

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Linguistic Studies
Volume 40(2), 2020, pp. 12-17

Rendering Subject “It” into Ukrainian

Sidak Olesia

Article first published online: December 01, 2020 


Additional information

 Author Information: 

Sidak Olesia, Candidate of Philology, Senior Teacher of Germanic Philology and Translation Department at National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic”. Correspondence: olesiasidak@gmail.com

Citation: 
Sidak, O. Rendering Subject “It” into Ukrainian [Text] // Linhvistychni Studiyi / Linguistic Studies : collection of scientific papers / Vasyl' Stus 
Donetsk National University; Ed. by Anatoliy Zahnitko. Vinnytsia : Vasyl' Stus DonNU, 2020. Vol. 40(2). Pp. 12-17. ISBN 966-7277-88-7

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31558/1815-3070.2020.40.2.9

Publication History:

Volume first published online: December 01, 2020
Article received: July 01, 2020, accepted: August 01, 2020 and first published online: December 01, 2020

Annotation.

Розглянуто функції займенника It в сучасному англомовному дискурсі. Встановлено місце займенника It у бізнес-дискурсі, охарактеризовані граматичні трансформації займенників англійської мови у процесі їхнього перекладу українською мовою. Виявлено тенденції до спрощення видів передачі безособових займенників в усному та писемному мовленні.

Keywords: discourse, pronoun, rendering, translation, subject.



Abstract.

RENDERRING SUBJECT IT INTO UKRAINIAN

Olesia Sidak

Germanic Philology and Translation Department, National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic”, Poltava, Ukraine.

Abstract

Background: The work is devoted to study of English “it” as ‘dummy’ subject in the professional discourse, and its rendering into Ukrainian language. Syntax, pragmatics, semantics and ge­neral discourse function of dummy subjects are considered. The originality of the research is connected to the fact that the rendering of subject it into Ukrainian professional discourse has not been studied. This shows the relevance of the research in its accordance to the tendencies of modern professional discourse research. This paper is also useful for English and Ukrainian translators.

Purpose: to find out the place of the dummy subject “it” in Ukrainian professional discourse.

Results: Dummy subject it is widely considered by Ukrainian and foreign linguists because of systemic differences in the discussion of impersonal constructions. It is referential and its meaning is understood from the context or intonation. Subject “it” is obligatory for English sentence and can be missed in Ukrainian sentence because of grammar differences of these languages. The word it fulfills the grammatical role of subject for the sentence. The purpose of the work is achieved, its tasks being performed in full.

Discussion: The practical significance of the research is that its results can be used in training courses in language theory, linguistics of text, translation, philological analysis of text. Imperical material of the study can be used in the creation of communicatively-pragmatically oriented manuals designed to improve language proficiency.

Keywords: discourse, pronoun, rendering, translation, subject.

Vitae. Olesia Sidak is a Candidate of Philology, Senior Teacher of Germanic Philology and Translation Department at National University Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic. Her areas of research interests include cognitive linguistics, comparative linguistics, discourse linguistics.

Correspondence: olesiasidak@gmail.com


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