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The Comparative Analysis of Strategies for Translating George Orwell\'s Novels into Russian Language

Student: Alina Bairamgalina

Supervisor: Roman Shmarakov

Faculty: School of Arts and Humanities

Educational Programme: Philology (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 10

Year of Graduation: 2020

This research is devoted to a comparative analysis of strategies for translating George Orwell's novels, namely, "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four", into Russian language. The main goal of this study is to identify translation strategies that represent a set of methods and techniques aimed at conveying the meaning of the source language units in the target language. In the process of conducting a comparative analysis, I studied some extralinguistic factors and conditions that could influence the translator’s choice of a strategy. The study material included the translations of the novel «Animal Farm» by I. Polotsk, V. Pribylovsky and L. Bespalova, and translations of the novel «Nineteen Eighty-Four» by V. Andreev and N. Vitov, V. Golyshev, D. Ivanov and V. Nedoshyvin. All examples were carefully analysed in the light of the academic sources for translation theory. When analysing translation texts, I studied the application of various methods and techniques described in theoretical works. The analysis leads to the conclusion that there are some significant differences in the approaches of translators; and it also demonstrates various methods of manipulating the original text to achieve certain goals of the translator.

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