NUR ALIF FITRIYANI, 2201406571 THE STRATEGIES DEALING WITH PROBLEMS OF NON-EQUIVALENCE AT WORD LEVEL FOUND IN THE TRANSLATION OF STEPHENIE MEYERS NOVEL ENTITLED TWILIGHT. Identitas Mahasiswa.
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- NAMA : NUR ALIF FITRIYANI - NIM : 2201406571 - PRODI : Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - JURUSAN : BAHASA & SASTRA INGGRIS - FAKULTAS : Bahasa dan Seni - EMAIL : alievalive pada domain gmail.com - PEMBIMBING 1 : Drs. Jan Mujiyanto, M.Hum. - PEMBIMBING 2 : Drs. Suprapto, M.Hum. - TGL UJIAN : 2010-12-22
There are some problems of non-equivalence at word level which are faced by
translators who are doing translation. Experts in translation have proposed some
strategies to overcome the problems. Some strategies dealing with problems of
non-equivalence at word level by Mona Baker are used in the translation of
The purpose of the study is to identify and classify the strategies used by
the translator, dealing with the non-equivalence problems at word level which
occur in the translation of a novel by Stephenie Meyer entitled Twilight.
The data were collected from the chapter 15 of the novel and the
Indonesian translation which has the same title, Twilight. It is translated by Lily
Devita Sari. After the data is identified, it is analyzed and classified by referring to
the theory of Mona Baker of translation at word level.
From the analysis, it was found that there is one strategy—suggested by
Mona Baker—which is not applied in the translation, that is translation by
illustration. The translator also used another three strategies: they are translation
by a more specific word, translation by a more expressive word and translation by
addition. It is also found that some strategies are used so often and some others
are used very least. The result of the study shows that translation by a more
general word is used 14 times, translation by a more specific words is used 5
times, translation by a more neutral word is used 45 times, translation by a more
expressive word is used 9 times, translation by cultural substitution is used 6
times, translation by using a loan word or loan word plus explanation is used 6
times, translation by paraphrase using a related word is used 41 times, translation
by paraphrase using unrelated word is used 33 times, translation by omission is
used 15 times, and translation by addition is used 7 times.
Knowing the results, it can be concluded that almost all of the strategies
suggested by Mona Baker are used in the translation of Twilight. It is suggested
that translator has to know the strategies to overcome the problems of nonequivalence,
so the messages from the source language can be transferred
proportionally and appropriately into the target language. He or she also has to
know that one word may not carry only one meaning and adjust the word in the
target language with the context and culture in order to make the reader easier to
get the information from the text.
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