Linguistic hybridity and temporal simulation in rewritings of Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift

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Pratas, Jacqueline dos Santos [UNESP]
Amorim, Lauro Maia [UNESP]

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Federal Univ Ceara


This article analyzes two translations and one adaptation of Gulliver's travels, by Jonathan Swift, a novel originally published in the eighteenth century. The main goal of this study is to observe if translators and adaptors have applied the standard norm of Brazilian Portuguese as a tool to carry out a temporal distancing effect derived from both lexical selection and adoption of particular linguistic structures that attain a semantic, syntactic and stylistic representation of such effect. The results show that, in fact, translators has resorted to strategic use of certain lexical items and grammatical structures that bring out a temporal distancing effect, but some editions have displayed hybrid linguistic structures in line with some informal register, which includes one of the adaptations analyzed, particularly destined for young readers.



Translation Studies, Linguistic hybridity norms, Orality markers

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Entrepalavras. Fortaleza-ceara: Federal Univ Ceara, v. 9, n. 3, p. 133-158, 2019.