Sessions / Adapting texts
The talk gives insights into the adaptation of classics for secondary-level learners. Drawing on narratology and corpus-driven language analysis, I will showcase the narrative, stylistic, syntactic and lexical choices made during the adaptation of “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton through examples from the original and adapted texts.
In this short presentation, I will approach graded readers from the perspective of Translation Studies, where they constitute a marginal phenomenon. I will discuss their research potential within the areas of intralingual and literary translation, and I will seek to start a discussion.