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Vol.9, Issue 1, 2023, pp. 59-80 Full text

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Burcu Nur Bayram
Affiliation: Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey 01jjhfr75

Didem Tuna
Affiliation: Istanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University, Istanbul, Turkey 04z33a802

The focus of this study is to analyse selected signs of neurodiversity in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and its interlingual and intersemiotic translations to examine readers' as well as translators' (as readers) role in the formation of the meaning, along with literature's contribution to neuro-inclusiveness. Taking the prevalent assumptions that the main character has autism as a reference point, despite the author's statement that he did not base his work on a specific syndrome, some brief information about autism spectrum disorder is provided, and the protagonist Christopher's autistic-like characteristics are reviewed with reference to the common features of the disorder. The target texts in Turkish, Azerbaijani, and French are defined as interlingual translations, and the stage performance in Turkiye is defined as intersemiotic translation. The target texts are compared to the source text using Öztürk Kasar's "Systematics of Designification in Translation" to discuss the extent to which signs featuring autism are transferred in the target texts and to highlight the contribution of the source and target texts to the acknowledgement and appreciation of differences.

Keywords: interlingual translation, intersemiotic translation, typology of intersemiotic translation, semiotics of translation, systematics of designification in translation, autism as neurodiversity, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Article history:
Submitted: 15 February 2023
Reviewed: 16 March 2023
Accepted: 20 May 2023
Published: 20 June 2023

Citation (APA):
Bayram, B. N. & Tuna, D. (2023). From / Towards a Multiple Sign System: Autism Novelized and Retold in Interlingual and Intersemiotic Contexts. English Studies at NBU, 9(1), 59-80.

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1. This article has been expanded from the MA thesis titled "Reading autism through literature: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon in interlingual and intersemiotic contexts" (Bayram, 2021), under supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Didem Tuna, within the scope of Istanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University English Language and Literature MA Program.

2. The analyses in this study are carried out within the scope of semiotics of translation and have no medical or diagnostic aspects.

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