THE APPLICATION OF LANGUAGE FUNCTION TO THE INTERPRETATION OF LE CORBEAU ET LE RENARD FROM FRENCH TO IGBO

Pearl Chimmuanya Ngele

Abstract


Translation is an art of communication, communication comprises of the text to be comprehended and the psychology of the reader. A translator must create a text that would be comprehensible to the target audience, to effectively create this, one must consider several factors, one of which is culture. This study aims at finding a solution to the problem of depicting European culture to an African audience. The application of systemic functional linguistic is an offered solution. The study presents the appropriation of Le Corbeau et Le Renard from French to Igbo. This illustration proves that language function is an indispensable component of translation.

 Key Words:   Semiology; Culture; meaning;appropriation; literary text


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