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Hu, Yongfang. 2000. The sociosemiotic approach and translation of fiction. Translation Journal 4 (4). URL
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Both literary stylistic and linguistic approaches have failed to recognize the nature of fiction translation. The paper intends to explore the nature of fiction translation and to discuss the necessity of introducing the sociosemiotic approach to translation of fiction. The applicability of the sociosemiotic approach to translation of fiction is examined in two aspects: theory basis and translation practice. It is proved that, today, the sociosemiotic approach is the best and most comprehensive one to study translation of fiction, and it is hoped that more fictional translators would come to the field of sociosemiotics, a field not only offering applicable theory to translation of fiction but also providing sophisticated method to translation of fiction criticism.
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