Translation in slang based on the translator of ideology: critical discourse analysis


  • Mac Groce Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Tan M. Hoodkinson Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom


interpretation, intertextuality, slang, target language, translator ideology


This paper reveals the social and cultural context by using Critical Discourse Analysis on intertextuality relationships in translations that use slang as an equivalent even though the source text, English, is not slang, and analyzes the translation with an interpretive translation approach related to the recontextualization of the present meanings. Due to the use of slang in the target language. This is a qualitative descriptive study with a case study approach. Translation at the level of intertextuality allows the existence of equivalents that reflect the collective identity of certain social groups. This equivalent has the potential to become a new, unusual and different equivalent from the equivalent that has traditionally existed so far, although it still has an element of accuracy that represents the message from the source language. Translating text in terms of intertextuality requires careful interpretation because it refers to the recontextualization of the meaning in the target language which tends to be different from the source language. Translation using slang is a form of recontextualization because it contains elements of the context of different social and cultural realities. 


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How to Cite

Groce, M., & Hoodkinson, T. M. (2019). Translation in slang based on the translator of ideology: critical discourse analysis. Applied Translation, 13(2), 16–23.



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