An Analysis on the Transfer of Cultural Elements in Beyaz Kale by Orhan Pamuk into the English Translation of White Castle.

The need for translation is inevitable considering the fact that there are lots of languages in the world. By the help of translation, people obtain information about different societies and cultures. Therefore, translation and culture are inseparable. On the other hand, literary translation is one of the types of translation that comes to mind first. It involves aesthetic and emotional elements, and it is challenging to transfer them to the target language. From past to present, many foreign literary works have been translated into Turkish. Recently, there has been a considerable increase in the number of works translated from Turkish into different languages. In this study, the cultural elements in Beyaz Kale, written by Orhan Pamuk and translated into English as The White Castle, were presented and the translation strategies used to translate these cultural elements were examined. As a result of the study, it was observed that the translator applied different translation strategies instead of using a single strategy. It was seen that the least frequent translation strategy was deletion/omission.


Translation, cultural elements, Orhan Pamuk, White Castle

Author : Bilge METİN TEKİN -& Betül OZCAN DOST
Number of pages: 10-22
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18033/ijla.3579
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International Journal of Language Academy
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