Stylistic Features Of Emotive Vocabulary In Stephen Fry’s Novel "The Hippopotamus" And Their Rendering In S.Luchyna’s Ukrainian Translation

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Linguistic Studies
Volume 41, 2021, pp. 
 212-225

Stylistic Features Of Emotive Vocabulary In Stephen Fry’s Novel "The Hippopotamus" And Their Rendering In S.Luchyna’s Ukrainian Translation

Peftieva Olena, Luchyna Sofiia, Romanyuk Serhiy

Article first published online: May 01, 2021 


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 Author Information: 

Peftieva Olena, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Theory and Practice of Translation Department of Mariupol State University. Her areas of research interests include cognitive linguistics, semantics, history of language, discourse analysis. Correspondence: peftieva@gmail.com

Luchyna Sofiia, second year Master degree student of Mariupol State University, major “Phi­lology. Translation and Interpreting (English)”. Correspondence: luchina.sonya@gmail.com

Romanyuk Serhiy, Senior Lecturer of the Theory and Practice of Translation Department of Mariupol State University. His areas of research interests include computer lexicography and trans¬lation, interpreting, theoretical and practical phonetics. Correspondencesrgann52@gmail.com

Citation: 
Peftieva, O., Luchyna, S., Romanyuk, S.
 Stylistic Features Of Emotive Vocabulary In Stephen Fry’s Novel "The Hippopotamus" And Their Rendering In S.Luchyna’s Ukrainian Translation[Text] // Linhvistychni Studiyi / Linguistic Studies : collection of scientific papers / Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University; Ed. by Anatoliy Zahnitko. Vinnytsia : Vasyl' Stus DonNU, 2021. Vol. 41. Pp.  212-225. ISBN 966-7277-88-7

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31558/1815-3070.2021.41.21

Publication History:

Volume first published online: May 01, 2021
Article received: March 20, 2021, accepted: April 03, 2021 and first published online: May 01, 2021

Annotation.

Дослідження присвячено стилістичним особливостям використання емотивної лексики в романі Стівена Фрая «The Hippopotamus» та її відображенню в українському перекладі. У роботі надано визначення емотивній лексиці, складено її класифікацію, розглянуто особли¬вості її функціонування в художньому тексті. Проаналізовано емотивні лексичні одиниці в романі Стівена Фрая «The Hippopotamus», встановлено частотність їх використання та стилістичні функції, які вони виконують в тексті твору. Продемонстровано використання перекладацьких трансформацій при перекладі емотивної лексики на прикладі перекладу твору українською мовою, виконаному С. Лучиною.

Keywords: language situation, language policy, native language, modern philosophy of multi-linguistics, post-national world.



Abstract.

STYLISTIC FEATURES OF EMOTIVE VOCABULARY IN STEPHEN FRY’S NOVEL "THE HIPPOPOTAMUS" AND THEIR RENDERING IN S.LUCHYNA’S UKRAINIAN TRANSLATION

Olena Peftieva, Sofiia Luchyna, Serhiy Romanyuk

Theory and Practice of Translation Department, Mariupol State University, Mariupol, Ukraine

Abstract

Background: The study of emotive vocabulary in belles-lettres works is of a particular rele­vance now, since it is in the literary text that the emotive conversational and literary vocabulary gets the biggest representation. Study and analysis of emotive vocabulary and its translation makes it pos­sible to establish the most productive translation patterns for rendering emotive units.

Purpose: The purpose of the research is to study stylistic features of emotive vocabulary in Stephen Fry’s novel “The Hippopotamus”, identify emotive units in the text, classify them, determine the frequency of using various lexical groups as emotive vocabulary; to render emotive units in trans­lation and reason the choice of translation transformations that can be used in each individual case.

Results: In modern linguistics, emotive vocabulary is understood as the entire set of lexical means by which emotions are expressed. It includes purely emotive lexical units of language and speech used to express mental (emotional) states and experiences of a person, as well as vocabulary which designates emotions or reveals an emotion through the description of its features. Although it does not express emotions directly, it possesses a high degree of emotive valence, i.e. ability to con­textual and emotive attraction, especially in a belles-lettres text. The main methods of studying emotive units in the text are componential analysis, contextual analysis, quantitative analysis, and comparative analysis.

Discussion: 2093 emotive units identified during analysis have been classified into three groups: emotives (which include affectives and connotatives), emotive designators, and emotive de­scriptors. It has been found that adequate rendering of these units requires the use of such translation transformations as substitution, omission, modulation, permutation differentiation of meaning, inte­gral transformation, calque, generalization, concretization, etc. The prospect for this research lies in the further translation of Stephen Fry's works and a more detailed study of emotive vocabulary as an integral part of his idiolect and thorough quantitative analysis of translation transformations used during rendering emotive units.

Keywords: emotive vocabulary, emotivity, translation transformations, belles-lettres text.

Vitae

Olena Peftieva is PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Theory and Practice of Translation Department of Mariupol State University. Her areas of research interests include cogni­tive linguistics, semantics, history of language, discourse analysis.

Sofiia Luchyna is second year Master degree student of Mariupol State University, major “Phi­lology. Translation and Interpreting (English)”.

Serhiy Romanyuk is Senior Lecturer of the Theory and Practice of Translation Department of Mariupol State University. His areas of research interests include computer lexicography and trans­lation, interpreting, theoretical and practical phonetics.

Correspondence: peftieva@gmail.com, luchina.sonya@gmail.com, srgann52@gmail.com


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