Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/62714
Title: Translating multilingual Singapore : an anthological perspective
Authors: Lee, TK
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
Source: Babel, 2010, v. 56, no. 1, p. 64-89 How to cite?
Journal: Babel 
Abstract: This paper explores the ideological function of translation in negotiating power relations among languages in multilingual Singapore. Based on an analysis of the discursive roles of translation in multilingual literary anthologies published between 1985 and 2008, the paper argues that the power relation between English and the mother tongue languages has shifted over the past two decades. Central to this ideological shift is translation, the underlying discursive mechanism in all multilingual publications in Singapore. It has been found that the potential of a language to be translated into, as opposed to its being translated out of, is directly proportional to its symbolic capital in a multilingual society. It has also been predicted that the future trend in multilingual literary translation in Singapore will tend towards a multi-directional approach whereby the four official languages engage one another multilaterally in a complex dynamic of translation relations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/62714
ISSN: 0521-9744
EISSN: 1569-9668
DOI: 10.1075/babel.56.1.05lee
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