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Formes verbales, narration et traduction : étude d'une nouvelle de F. Kafka et de quatre traductions de cette nouvelle en anglais et en français

Abstract : The topic of this thesis is the translation of verb forms from German into English and French as examplified by F. Kafka's short story Die Verwandlung (The metamorphosis) and four translations of that story published in English and in French. This study is based on two hyptotheses, namely that the role of verb forms is of paramount importance in narrative texts and that verb forms function in a specific way in that kind of text. In the first part of this thesis, the possibility of comparing verb forms between the three languages considered here is established, notwithstanding the limits inherent to such comparisons. Then the notion of equivalence in translation is approached according to two complementary perspectives, the first conceptual, and the second linguistic. Finally, a specificity in the use of verb forms in narrative texts is established ; this specificity is based on a certain affinity between some of these forms and the narrative discursive mode. The second part is the study of a computerized corpus constituted along the theoretical lines presented in the first part as a data bank of the German short story and its eight translations. Data extracted from the data bank are presented and discussed, starting with the distribution of verb forms in the German text and their translations, with special emphasis on the variations that relation is susceptible to. The observations made on the English translations are complemented by a questionnaire illustrating the use of verb forms in narration. Finally, the study of such phenomena as inchoation or iteration examplifies the relation established through translations between the three languages in question, a relation that entails both close resemblance and differences. That presentation of the data bank allows a positive conclusion as to the interest for translation matters of a linguistic study on a computerized corpus.
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Yvon Keromnes. Formes verbales, narration et traduction : étude d'une nouvelle de F. Kafka et de quatre traductions de cette nouvelle en anglais et en français. Linguistique. Université Nancy 2, 2000. Français. ⟨NNT : 2000NAN21027⟩. ⟨tel-01776282⟩

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