Adult Learner’s Project: Transpose The Dialogues of The Characters in Kazuo Ishiguro’s A Pale View of Hills to a More Authentic Nagasaki Dialect
Our university continues to search for engaging and useful academic projects for adult learners. The recent receiver of the Nobel Prize for Literature Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel has a major portion of the book set in Nagasaki. The book was originally written in English and the current and only Japanese language translation of the text has the characters in the book, some of whom are Nagasaki natives and would ordinarily speak in a Nagasaki dialect, speak in the standard Japanese dialect. A project had been set up to ask for interested and capable volunteers to render the dialogues that would have been spoken in a Nagasaki dialect, into that local dialect.
Keywords - Translation, dialects, adult learner, project, Nagasaki, Nagasaki dialect, standard Japanese dialect, Kazuo Ishiguro, A Pale View of Hills.