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Diacronia 7, April 27, 2018, A103 (1–15)doi:10.17684/i7A103en

The formal adaptation of toponyms in Romanian translations from German between 1780 and 1830

Ana-Maria Gînsac, Mădălina Ungureanu

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Department of Interdisciplinary Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Str. Lascăr Catargi 54, 700107 Iași, Romania

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Received February 2, 2018
Accepted February 13, 2018
Published April 27, 2018

Key words

language contact
onomasiology
toponymy
translation
secular literature

Abstract

Although the translation of foreign proper names into Romanian before its modern stage is insufficiently explored, it is known that the process is characterized (as the whole Romanian writing of the time) by the lack of generally valid norms. The process was influenced by various factors, including: the existence of different alphabets, orthographic and phonetic systems; the influence of the source-text vs. the existence of traditional pronunciation and writing patterns; the translation of a proper name from various languages (French, German, Italian, etc.); the diversity of proper names; the translator’s personality (linguistic knowledge, cultural formation). Starting from the translation strategies adopted by translators, our aim is to analyse the way in which the toponyms from three historical texts translated into Romanian from German in pre-modern stage (1780–1830) were adapted to the formal system of Romanian.

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    Text:Gînsac, A. & Ungureanu, M. (2018). The formal adaptation of toponyms in Romanian translations from German between 1780 and 1830, Diacronia 7 (April 27), A103 (1–15), http://dx.doi.org/10.17684/i7A103en
    BibTeX:@ARTICLE{ginsac2018,
     author = {Ana-Maria Gînsac, Mădălina Ungureanu},
     title = {The formal adaptation of toponyms in Romanian translations from German between 1780 and 1830},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2018},
     month = {April},
     number = {7},
     eid = {A103},
     doi = {10.17684/i7A103en},
     pages = "(1–15)",
     url = {http://www.diacronia.ro/journal/issue/7/A103/en}
    }

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