The Korean Association of Language Studies

언어학과 언어교육분야의 연구를 통한 학문의 질적 향상과 국내외 회원 및 학회간 학술 교류와 친목을 도모


pISSN: 1226-9859

언어학연구, Vol.26 no.2 (2021)

DOI : 10.21291/jkals.2021.26.2.1

경제기사에 나타난 은유의 한영 번역과정 고찰 : 전문가와 학생의 비교 분석을 중심으로


(중앙대학교 국제대학원 전문통번역학과 초빙교수)

Metaphor translation has been discussed mostly from a product-focused perspective in Korean translation studies, with only a few studies addressing the process of translating metaphors into L1. Against this backdrop, this study aims to investigate the process of translating metaphors into L2 to identify noticeable differences between students and professionals. For this purpose, five professional translators and five student translators were asked to translate an economic article with nine metaphoric expressions from Korean to English, and their translation process was screen-recorded with Camtasia and keylogged with Translog II. The results show that students are heavily dependent on searching to find adequate expressions, especially bilingual dictionaries, while professionals rely less on searching and prefer searching via Google to verify the adequacy of their expressions. Professionals also attempt more actively to paraphrase or retain metaphors, though such attempts are rarely shown in the student group. Although a further analysis is necessary to delve deeper into the differences of professional and student translators during the metaphor translation process, the findings provide useful insight into translation education, pointing to the need of encouraging students to strengthen their L2 metaphoric competence, learn more efficient searching skills, and better understand the textual functions of metaphors.

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