Word Meaning by Context in English-Chinese Translation
The course of translation is to comprehend the original language properly and to seek for the equivalent words in the translation. This paper reveals why and how the appropriate choosing of word meaning is determined by context. Context has a great effect and resolution on the choosing of word meaning in English-Chinese translation. Linguistic and extra-linguistic contexts serve to tackle the problem of choice of word meaning in the original text. "No context, no text."