Translation Strategies from English Language to Thai Language in the Novel ‘The Wizard of Oz’


  • Pacharakit Narata School of Liberal Arts, University of Phayao
  • Singkham Rakpa School of Liberal Arts, University of Phayao


Translation, Translation strategy, Novel translation


          The objectives of this study were to analyze the translation strategies from English Language to Thai Language in Novel ‘The Wizard of Oz’ by using Baker's taxonomy as a framework to categorize and divide the translations into eight strategies.

          Findings showed that seven of eight Baker’s translation strategies were founded in the novel which were translation by cultural substitution, translation by a more general word, translation by a more neutral/less expressive word, translation using a loan word or loan word plus explanation, translation by omission using related word, translation by paraphrase using related word, and translation by paraphrase using unrelated words. The frequency of translation strategies used showed that translation by cultural substitution (57.07%) was mostly found in translation from English language to Thai language in the novel The Wizard of Oz’.


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How to Cite

Narata, P., & Rakpa, S. (2021). Translation Strategies from English Language to Thai Language in the Novel ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Journal of MCU Humanities Review, 7(1), 363–378. Retrieved from