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Error Analysis of Business English Translation Based upon Functional Theory

DOI: 10.4236/als.2016.43007, PP. 37-40

Keywords: Error Analysis, Business English Translation, Functional Theory, Skopostheorie

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The functional theory of translation, with Skopostheorie as a core, advocates that the translation process should not only be based upon equivalence but more importantly upon the prospective functions or Skopos of the target text. Translation errors study was also put forward and carried out as a result. Based on the explanation of this translation theory, this paper makes a thorough analysis of business English translation errors, with the major reasons raised and corresponding solutions and strategies presented. Besides shedding lights on the theoretical study of translation in this field, the analysis aims to play a positive role in improving the substantial quality of business English translation in practice.

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