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The Theory of Ecotranslatology in the Development of Translation Skills of Chinese Students

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The present study aims to analyze the theory of ecotranslatology developed by the Chinese translator-theorist Hu Gengshen. The authors pay great attention to the application of its basic principles to teaching translation in general and the development of translation skills of Chinese students in particular. The main research methods are descriptive and comparative analysis, the method of systematization of language material, contextual analysis, component analysis of the word. In the course of the study, an experiment was conducted in which more than 30 Chinese students took part. The material for the study was the authentic texts of works of Russian fiction. By analyzing the examples of the translation of the works of A. P. Chekhov and N. A. Taffy into Chinese, the authors of this article demonstrate the main difficulties encountered in the practice of translation. A number of recommendations are given that help Chinese students develop translation skills from Russian into Chinese. In their conclusions, the authors point out that when teaching translation, it is necessary to draw students’ attention to the careful study of scientific works on the theory of translation, to develop students’ sense of language, to expand their stock of spoken vocabulary of the Russian language so that the emotional coloring of the work is not lost in the process of translation, and also to remember that the study of phraseological units is a cognitive process.

About the Authors

L. G. Petrova
Belgorod State University
Russian Federation

Lilia G. Petrova is Cand. Sci. (Pedagogy), professor in the Department of the Russian language and cross-cultural communication 


Sun Jikhao
National Research University “Higher School of Economics”
Russian Federation

Sun Jikhao is a master student of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs 



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For citation:

Petrova L.G., Jikhao S. The Theory of Ecotranslatology in the Development of Translation Skills of Chinese Students. Professional Discourse & Communication. 2021;3(2):55-66. (In Russ.)

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