Susini, Made (2017) PROBLEMS OF BALINESE LOAN WORDS IN TRANSLATION. In: International Seminar on Nusantara Heritage. Institut Seni Indonesia Denpasar, pp. 368-373. ISBN 978-602-9764-17-6

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In translation the target language does not always have direct equivalent for a word which occurs in the source text. This problem of non-equivalence is induced by some reasons that there are several types of non-equivalence in translation (Baker,1992). One of the types is non-equivalence induced by the use of loan words in the source text. This study concerns non-equivalence at word level and focuses on the strategies used to translate Balinese loan words in the text of Indonesian into English. The data are taken from a bilingual book of Indonesian and English. The Indonesian text is entitled Janda-Janda Korban Terorisme di Bali (Sebuah buku kisah nyata dari kejadian Bom Bali) and the English one is entitled Widows of Terrorism Victims in Bali (A book of true stories of the Bali bombings). The existence of Balinese loan words in Indonesian text shows that the source text comes with two contexts of culture. They are Balinese and Indonesian culture. The result shows that to overcome the problems of loan words, the translator applies strategies which include translation by more general word, by loan word, by loan word plus explanation, by a more neutral expressive word, and by omission. The strategies applied by the translator make the readers of English text have no understanding about the cultural meaning of the loan words used. Among the strategies applied, translation by using loan word is the most appropriate.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: loan words, non-equivalence, translation strategies, cultural meaning.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Institution of Research and Community Service (LP2M) > English Language and Literature
Depositing User: I Putu Astina
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2020 20:59
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2020 20:59

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