The impact of culturalism in the translation of STDs and HIV/Aids materials

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dc.contributor.author Lot, Makgopa
dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-27T07:45:44Z
dc.date.available 2006-10-27T07:45:44Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10-27T07:45:44Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/1485
dc.description FACULTY OF HUMANITIES School of Literature and Language Studies 9511112w mokope@webmail.co.za en
dc.description.abstract The scourge of HIV/AIDS continues to worsen in the country in spite of efforts made by government and other stakeholders to combat this disease. This is reflected by the everincreasing statistics of new cases of HIV infection that are reported every minute. This rate of infection is believed to be influenced by factors such as cultural constructions that inhibit efforts to educate the populace about the disease. The research focuses on the extent to which cultural ideologies, as reflected in figurative expressions, render the task of educating people about sexually related diseases difficult. Translators seem to prefer figurative instead of literal language when they translate STDs and AIDS-related education materials. The preference of the former renders the message inaccessible to the average target audience. This study neither strives to conscientise and sensitise the doubting Thomases about the danger of HIV/AIDS and STDs nor does it seek a cure or treatment but a new way of communicating about these diseases. Ratzan maintains that “until a vaccine or cure for HIV infection is discovered, communication is all that we have” (1990: 257). This study deals with communication about HIV/AIDS. It is believed that the research’s findings can be used to help reduce the rate of transmission of this life-threatening infectious disease. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Culturalism en
dc.subject Translation en
dc.subject HIV/Aids en
dc.subject vaccine en
dc.title The impact of culturalism in the translation of STDs and HIV/Aids materials en
dc.type Thesis en


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