Translation of German anthroponyms in a novel “Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt” (Book 1) by Dieter Noll: linguistic and cultural aspect

Keywords: anthroponym, Dieter Noll, linguoculturology, translation, surname.

Abstract

The article considers the translation of German anthroponyms in a literary text, taking into account the achievements of modern linguistic and cultural studies. The research is based on the theory of precedent and the following research methods: etymological, word-formation analysis, lexical-semantic analysis, analysis of dictionary definitions, linguistic and stylistic analyses etc. To achieve the purpose of scientific research, such an algorithm of actions is applied: 1) establishment of precedent phenomena and surnames, determination of the association to which they appeal; 2) analysis of the method of transferring German surnames in the Ukrainian translation; 3) identification of translation decisions. The study was based on 190 surnames of characters from Dieter Noll’s novel “Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt” (Book 1). The system of surnames of the novel is divided into two groups: precedent and fictional. Precedent onyms denote famous writers, philosophers, generals and others. Fictitious onyms are divided into German surnames, foreign surnames and author’s surnames. German surnames are of German origin. The second group singles out surnames of Slavic origin. Author’s surnames are characterized by a certain connotation and influence on the reader. The reproduction of German surnames in the Ukrainian translation takes place by means of transcription and transliteration.

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Author Biographies

Zinaida Bandurko, Kherson State University, Ukraine.

Ph.D. in Philology, Senior Lecturer, Kherson State University, Faculty of Ukrainian and Foreign Philology and Journalism, Department of Germanic and Romanic Philology, Ukraine.

Mariia Blazhko, Nizhyn Gogol State University, Ukraine.

Ph.D. in Philology, Associate Professor, Nizhyn Gogol State University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Department of German Language, Ukraine.

Nataliia Liepukhova, Nizhyn Gogol State University, Ukraine.

Ph.D. in Philology, Associate Professor, Nizhyn Gogol State University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Department of German Language, Ukraine.

Larysa Kovbasyuk, Kherson State University, Ukraine.

Ph.D. in Philology, Associate Professor, Kherson State University, Faculty of Ukrainian and Foreign Philology and Journalism, Department of Germanic and Romanic Philology, Ukraine.

Yuliya Kishchenko, Kherson State University, Ukraine.

Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Kherson State University, Faculty of Ukrainian and Foreign Philology and Journalism, Department of English Philology and Applied Linguistics, Ukraine.

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Published
2021-09-29
How to Cite
Bandurko, Z., Blazhko, M., Liepukhova, N., Kovbasyuk, L., & Kishchenko, Y. (2021). Translation of German anthroponyms in a novel “Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt” (Book 1) by Dieter Noll: linguistic and cultural aspect. Amazonia Investiga, 10(44), 168-177. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2021.44.08.16
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