When investigated in Beirut, ANTHROPOCENE required explicitation which denotes human influence within a (geological) period or era. Participants offered an alternate translation (lit: age of ruins) which could infer equivalence in meaning, but which also infers a strong negative connotation.


Participants yielded a translation by making a lexical change which made the Target Text longer than the Source Text (an explanatory rephrasing of one Source Language term into several words in the Target Language).


Beirut, Lebanon

  • Anthropocene
  • Translations

حقبة التأثير البشري أو عصر الاطلال