Journal of
Languages and Culture

  • Abbreviation: J. Lang. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6540
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLC
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 131

Table of Content: October 2012; 3(4)

October 2012

Between tradition and the requirements of modern life: Hlonipha in Southern Bantu societies, with special reference to Lesotho

  Linguistic taboos are still quite widespread in Southern Africa, confronting women with the dilemma of either contravening tradition or agreeing to a radical self-censorship in their communication. This paper, which is exploratory in nature, examines possible rationales for hlonipha and discusses the linguistic, social and ethical implications of hlonipha. It sketches the dilemma young...

Author(s): Ingrid Fandrych

October 2012

Cases of domestication and foreignization in the translation of Indonesian poetry into English: A preliminary inquiry

  When translators are faced with a text that contains culturally sensitive elements, there are different strategies that they can use in translating the text. The strategy being chosen depends on a host of factors that include, among others, the purpose of the translation, the publisher’s power to dictate the translation, the translator’s own ‘power’ and mandate endowed to him/her, as...

Author(s): Rochayah Machali