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1st Edition

An Introduction to Arabic Translation
Translator Training and Translation Practice

ISBN 9781032215556
Published October 10, 2022 by Routledge
338 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Combining theory and practice, this book is a model for Arabic translation and prepares students for the translation industry.

Containing 22 approaches, An Introduction to Arabic Translation provides the normative principles to guide training in Arabic-English-Arabic translation. It revitalizes Arabic-English-Arabic translation through its empirical textual reality, hinged upon Arabic and English authentic contexts and their linguistic, discoursal, and cultural incongruity. The exercises in each chapter provide practical training supported by translation theory. The translation commentaries included represent a critical translation quality assessment based on an analysis of discourse and textual features to highlight the process of translation, the translation approach adopted, and why. Such commentary invites students to reflect on their understanding of the translation process and the approach required for a given Arabic-English-Arabic translation problem.

Providing a methodologically comprehensive course of Arabic-English-Arabic translation studies, and insightful discussion of high value for both students and teachers, this book will be invaluable to anyone seeking to learn or improve their Arabic and translation skills.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Translation as Process and Product  2. Stylistics and Translator Training  3. Stylistic Literalness in Qur’an Translation  4. Translation Beyond the Full-Stop  5. Translation of Cohesion  6. Jargon Translation

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Hussein Abdul-Raof is a Professor of Linguistics and Translation Studies at Taibah University, Saudi Arabia, who has worked in the United Kingdom as a practitioner since 1976, a translation and interpreting instructor in Specialist Language Services (York, 1984–1992), the University of Salford, Manchester (1985–1992), the University of Leeds (1993–2012), and as a PhD supervisor to postgraduate students of translation studies at the University of Leeds (1993–2012).