Metaphor Translation in Science Fiction: Some Implications of the Genre

Sum Wong

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This article scrutinises science fiction as a genre and discusses the generic implications for metaphor translation in science fiction. Taking science fiction as an example, it examines three crucial facets of metaphor translation (form, content, and pattern) and demonstrates through concrete examples how the consideration of genre could shed new light on metaphor translation research. It argues that genre as a context, heretofore insufficiently recognised, should be brought to the forefront of metaphor translation research, and suggests how further research could be carried out.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-31
Number of pages19
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2023

User-Defined Keywords

  • metaphor
  • translation
  • science fiction
  • genre
  • generic expectations and implications


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