L'humour dans Deaf Sentence et La vie en sourdine

Authors: Audet, Michel
Advisor: Jolicoeur, Louis
Abstract: In literary translation, humour is known to raise numerous difficulties and the scholars interested in its translation most often study puns, jokes, and short texts, leaving aside the translation of humour in long texts, such as novels. The object of this study is humour in David Lodge's novel, Deaf Sentence, and in its French version, La vie en sourdine, translated by Maurice and Yvonne Couturier. The thesis has five chapters. Chapter 1 is devoted to humour narrated, lexicalised and studied. In chapter 2, I lay out the conceptual and operational frameworks of the case study and in chapter 3 I introduce David Lodge, the novel under study and the Couturier couple who created the French version. Chapter 4 focuses on the passages in the source text to which I attributed humorous effects, or which contribute to them, and Chapter 5 is dedicated to the target text, its similarities and differences with the source text and the fate of the passages to which I attributed humorous effects, or which contributed to it, in the source text. Mediagraphy and appendices follow.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 12 July 2021
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/69586
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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