TRANSLATION AS A MODE OF INTERPRETATION AND MISINTERPRETATION OF LITERARY DISCOURSE
Keywords:dystopian, Nadsat, transformation, modification, misinterpretation, ST cognitive code
The article focuses on the so-called Nadsat, an Argot invented by A. Burgess in his well-known novel A Clockwork Orange. Nadsat identifies the teenagers’ speech that causes plenty of confusion among readers. The confusion becomes visible even in the translations of the Argot both into Russian and into Armenian that very often leads to the target readers’ misunderstanding. The aim of the article is to distinguish a number of linguistic peculiarities of Nadsat in A. Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange and to specify the translation distinctions in the target texts, which are definitely caused by certain misinterpretation of the ST cognitive code. Translation itself may be identified as a transaction operation, when the language media specific of one cultural community is transferred into another with definite configurations specific to the other cultural community to meet the target recipients’ expectations with their cultural background, mentality, genetic knowledge and experience.
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