Indexing a Gender Identity in Fictive Dialogue: Bucholtz and Hall’s Identity Principles in Translation

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Abstract

The framework for the analysis of identity construction proposed by Bucholtz and Hall (2005) has proved a useful heuristic tool for the study of identity formation in interaction. The aim of this article is to tentatively apply the model to fictive dialogue in translation and test its validity in two ways, firstly, as a framework for the descriptive analysis of identity formation in translation, and secondly, as a tool that can aid the translation of fictive dialogue.
The case study is Janice Angstrom, wife of the eponymous Harry Angstrom, in Updike’s «Rabbit» books. Using Bucholtz and Hall’s model, the descriptive analysis will compare source and target texts pairs which are representative of the discursive mismatches that distort the intersubjective construction of Janice’s identity in interaction. The discursive information
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-74
Number of pages20
JournalHikma
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2018

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