A Model of Translation of Politeness Based on Relevance Theory


Sperber and Wilson developed the Relevance Theory of communication. It did not take long before it was applied to translation. This dissertation attempts to illustrate the model of the translation of politeness. Translation is a cross-linguistic sociocultural practice, in which a text in one language is replaced by a text with equivalent relevance degree in another. The original contains three variables, which, once summed, give the weightiness of the face-threatening act and the choice of stimulus is decided.

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Wang, F. (2014) A Model of Translation of Politeness Based on Relevance Theory. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 270-277. doi: 10.4236/jss.2014.29045.

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