Universal Semantics in Translation

Zhenying Wang


What and how we translate are questions often argued about. No matter what kind of answers one may give, priority in translation should be granted to meaning, especially those meanings that exist in all concerned languages. In this paper the author defines them as universal sememes, and the study of them as universal semantics, of which applications are also briefly looked into.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/elt.v2n3p109

English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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