Volume : 5, Issue : 7, JUL 2019

REV. G.U. POPE’S TRANSLATION OF THIRUKKURAL IN TAMIL TO ENGLISH - A CRITICAL STUDY

DR. P. MANIMARAN

Abstract

Translation is defined as a process of findings a target language (TL) equivalent for the source language (SL) sentence. In some extreme theoretical positions, equivalence is sometime defined as identify of not only the content but also the form and the process at various levels of linguistics structure in the translated material in the TL. The concept of the equivalence can be a central problem for the translation studies. The definition of the critical studies in equivalence and its assessment which determine its are matters of ongoing debate. The aim of the present paper is to provide a critical study of equivalence in G.U. Pope’s translation of Thirukkural in Tamil to English. The influential equivalence theories that have been proposed by many scholars in the field of translation. According to Jakobson (1959) (1966) Nida and Taber (1969), Catford (1965), House (1997), Koller (1979), Newmark (1981), Baker (1992) these theories are presented so as to provide a better understanding of how the concept criticized. Finally, the concept of equivalence to the translation process varies according to the stance of the translators concerned and what they are virtue of equivalence itself.

Keywords

EQUIVALENCE, JUSTIFICATION, DEBATES, ASSESSMENT.

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