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Conceptual Reconstruction in the Process of Translating from the Perspective of the Relationship between Two Concepts

TAN Meng   

  1. Foreign Language School, Hunan First Normal University, Changsha Hunan 410205, China
  • Received:2016-05-30 Online:2018-12-25 Published:2018-05-25

Abstract:

The meaning of a concept is not static, instead, it is a dynamic construction process. There exists close relationship between two concepts which leads to mutual projecting of salient relevant elements of their conceptual meanings. In this way the two concepts are contextualized:their connotations are broadened while their denotations are narrowed (or vice versa). Therefore, it is necessary to reconstruct such contextualized concepts according to their relationship in the process of translating. Looking at conceptual reconstruction in the process of translating from the perspective of the logic category of the relationship between concepts, we can reconstruct a concept by making use of equivalent relationship, overlapping relationship, subordinate relationship, contradictory relationship or oppositional relationship between two concepts.

Key words: conceptual reconstruction in the process of translating, equivalent relationship, overlapping relationship, subordinate relationship, contradictory relationship or oppositional relationship

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