American Journal of Applied Sciences

The Main Features of Translations of Foreign Literature by Jusupbek Aimautuly: Cultural and Historical Differences

Amanzhol Altay, Saulesh Aituganova and Karlygash Aubakirova

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.1023.1031

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 12

Pages 1023-1031


This article analyzes characteristics of translations of American, French and Indian literature into Kazakh. The authors examine translations of the works of Rabindranath Tagore and Ferdinand Duchenne into the Kazakh language and describe the style of translation, motives for translation and cultural differences revealed by translation. Using the scientific method of content analysis, the authors show a quantitative imbalance between originals and their translations and attribute this to the historical, cultural and ethical differences.


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