Readability as an Indicator of Self-Translating Style: A Case Study of Eileen Chang

  • Libo Huang
Part of the New Frontiers in Translation Studies book series (NFTS)


Based on a comparable corpus of novels of Eileen Chang’s self-translations in English, English writings and English translations by other translators, this chapter attempts to investigate into Eileen Chang’s translator’s style with readability as one of the indicators of translator’s style. The focus is on the relation between Chang’s self-translations and her own writings in the same language, and between her self-translations and the translations by other translators. Finally, the reliability of corpus statistics is discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Libo Huang
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  1. 1.Xi’an International Studies UniversityXi ANChina

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