The Selection and Translation of Polysemic Words

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Abstract

Polysemy is a universal feature of all languages, including the English language. It causes a great deal of trouble to the English learners. This thesis focuses on the definition of polysemy, and the relationship of each item in polysemic words, i.e. “concatenation” and “radiation”. When translating English into Chinese, we should get the exact meanings of the polysemic words according to their context, thereby eliminating words’ ambiguity and making their meaning specific.

Key words: polysemy; context; connotation

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