Polyglossia and Nativization. The translation of zoonyms in early Dutch Bibles. Research material.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Merlijn de Smit - Stockholm University, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German orcid

Description

This study deals with the translation of exotic zoonyms in early Dutch Bibles. By looking at which course of action a translator has taken (for example, translating a zoonym as exactly as possible, or using a more familiar Dutch zoonym instead) I want to discern the ideology underlying a translation (for example, loyalty towards a tradition of source texts or maximal adaptation to a standard language). Data consists of the translation equivalents of thirty zoonyms in the Old Testament sections (minus the psalms) of five Dutch translations from 1477 to 1548. Also, source languages in Hebrew, Greek and Latin were examined, as was Luther's Bible translation of 1534.
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Time period(s) investigated

1477-01-01 – 1548-12-31

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Corpus

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Human use
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Belgium, Netherlands

Topic and keywords

Research area

Media, Language and linguistics, Religion and values (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Specific Languages, Specific Literatures (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

De Smit, M. (2019). Polyglossia and Nativization : The Translation of Zoonyms in Early Dutch Bibles. In Languages in the Lutheran Reformation : Textual Networks and the Spread of Ideas (pp. 231–252). http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-168243
ISBN: 9789462981553
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-168243
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvfrxqjc.14

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Polyglossia and Nativization. The translation of zoonyms in early Dutch Bibles. Research material.

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Data has been selected through reading relevant sections of the Old Testament.

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Merlijn de Smit. Stockholm University, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German (2021). Polyglossia and Nativization. The translation of zoonyms in early Dutch Bibles. Research material. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. https://doi.org/10.5878/v08b-ww18

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Merlijn de Smit - Stockholm University, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German orcid

Time period(s) investigated

1477-01-01 – 1548-12-31

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Creative Commons  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Published: 2021-09-21
Last updated: 2021-11-22