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On the Translation Enrichment of Chinese Poetry into English Based on the Adaptation Theory

Peilan Peng


Pragmatics is closely related to translation. It emphasizes the correct understanding or derivation of
communicative information and the effective and appropriate transmission of information. In this paper, based on
Verschueren’s theory of language adaptation theory framework, by comparing different translators on the translation of
Chinese poetry and analysis, we explore how to adapt to readers’ cognitive hypothesis, choose the appropriate language
translation form, fill a vacancy empty point or breakpoint primitive information, communicate to the target language
context (mental world and physical world, social world) and language context information of vacancy and pragmatic
enrichment, so as to realize the target language the pragmatic functions of equivalence with the original language.


Adaptation Theory; Poetry Translation; Pragmatic Functional Equivalence; Information Filling

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v5i6.3744