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Diacronia 13, June 13, 2021, A182 (1–10)https://doi.org/10.17684/i13A182en

Unfaithful translation and translation purposes: The Discovery of America by Joachim Heinrich Campe, in Romanian version

Iulia Elena Zup

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Faculty of Law, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Bd. Carol I 11, 700506 Iași, Romania

History

Received August 6, 2021
Accepted August 14, 2021
Published August 18, 2021

Key words

translation
old literature
comparative analysis
glosses

Abstract

This paper investigates the purpose of using certain translation strategies in the Romanian version of the novel Die Entdekkung von Amerika (1781) by Joachim Heinrich Campe, translated from German by the merchant and teacher Nicola Nicolau from Brașov and published at the Printing House of the University of Buda in 1816 with the title Descoperirea Americii. Starting from the skopus theory developed by Hans Vermeer, the purposes of producing the Romanian version are analysed, in comparison with those of writing the original text and of the translations in other languages. At the textual level, through the comparative analysis, strategies are highlighted, especially omissions and interpolations, which help to achieve the goals of the translator or the text. Thus, through the transfer between the source and the target culture, one can observe the maintenance of the pedagogical Enlightenment goals, of instructing the masses regarding moral virtues and historical and geographical knowledge, and the addition of the one of cultivating the Romanian language.

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    Text:Zup, I. E. (2021). Unfaithful translation and translation purposes: The Discovery of America by Joachim Heinrich Campe, in Romanian version, Diacronia 13 (August 18), A182 (1–10), https://doi.org/10.17684/i13A182en
    BibTeX:@ARTICLE{elena zup2021,
     author = {Iulia Elena Zup},
     title = {Unfaithful translation and translation purposes: The Discovery of America by Joachim Heinrich Campe, in Romanian version},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2021},
     month = {August},
     number = {13},
     eid = {A182},
     doi = {https://doi.org/10.17684/i13A182en},
     pages = "(1–10)",
     url = {https://www.diacronia.ro/journal/issue/13/A182/en}
    }

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