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On the English Translation of Internet Buzzwords From the Perspective of Memetics

Yiqiong Zhang

Abstract


The development of language is closely related to the society. Changes in people’s daily life would be reflected
in the language. Internet buzzwords are used to express netizens’ opinions and describe social events. The spread of Chinese
Internet buzzwords provides cultural exchanges between countries, thus making the translation necessary. This essay takes the
memetic theory as a guide, analyses the translation of Chinese Internet buzzwords, and summarize the feasibility and strategies
of C-E translation of Chinese Internet buzzwords based on the theory of memetics, which are conducive to better cross-cultural
communication.

Keywords


Internet buzzword translation; Characteristics of Internet buzzword; Memetics

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References


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18282/l-e.v10i6.2792

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