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Traduire en français le roman Reto en el paraiso d’Alejandro Morales : les implications d’une traduction d’un texte en spanglish et de ses dimensions culturelles.Translating Alejandro Morales’ Reto en el paraiso into French : the Implications of Translating a Spanglish Text as well as its cultural dimensions.

  • Author / Creator
    Wey, Laura
  • This thesis first analyses the context and linguistic mechanisms of Spanglish within Chicano literature. Then the issue of multilingual translation is examined through the case study of A. Morales’ Reto en el paraiso. After looking into the many difficulties stemming from the translation of a Spanglish text into a third language, namely French, I will propose my own translation of the first chapter of the novel. In general, a foreignizing approach was preferred, although some complexities of Spanglish occasionally forced the translator to adopt a more domesticating approach. In sum, this dissertation endeavours to provide practical as well as theoretical answers to the challenges of translating multilingual texts.

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  • Graduation date
    2010-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3DS75
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    French
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Rao, Sathya (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Ladouceur, Louise (Campus Saint Jean)
    • De Leon, Ann (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)