The Environments of Translation
Yuanyi Ma [+]
Guangdong Polytechnic of Science and Technology
Bo Wang [+]
Jinan University, China
Chapter 2 outlines Matthiessen’s (2001) environments of translation, providing accounts of the six dimensions of the environments, i.e. stratification, instantiation, metafunction, rank, delicacy, and axis. Examples are given to illustrate how these dimensions work in the process of translation. We also relate translation equivalence and translation shift to the dimensions.