Thinking Arabic Translation is an indispensable book for linguists who want to develop their Arabic-to-English translation skills. Clear explanations, discussions, examples and exercises enable students to acquire the skills necessary for tackling a broad range of translation problems.
The book has a practical orientation, addressing key issues for translators, such as cultural differences, genre, and revision and editing. It is a book on translation method, drawing on a range of notions from linguistics and translation theory to encourage thoughtful consideration of possible solutions to practical problems.
This new edition includes:
• new material in almost all chapters
• a new chapter on parallelism
• two new chapters on technical translation: botanical and Islamic finance texts
• new and up-to-date examples from all types of translation, covering broad issues that have emerged in the Arab world in recent years
• texts drawn from a wide variety of writing types, including newspapers, prose fiction, poetry, tourist material, scientific texts, financial texts, recipes, academic writing, constitutions and political speeches
• at least three full-length practical translation exercises in each chapter to complement the discussions and consolidate learning.
In addition to the updated Tutor’s Handbook, a Supplement, containing textual material and practical exercises aimed at further developing the translation issues discussed in the main text, and a Tutor’s Handbook to the Supplement, are available at www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/_author/thinkingtranslation/.
Thinking Arabic Translation is key reading for advanced students wishing to perfect their language skills or considering a career in translation.
1 Translation as a process 2 Translation as a product 4 Revising and editing TTs 4 Cultural transposition 5 Compensation 6 Genre 7 Denotative meaning 8 Connotative meaning 9 Phonic/graphic and prosodic issues 10 Grammatical issues 11 Parallelism 12 Sentential issues 13 Discourse and intertextual issues 14 Metaphor 15 Language variety: register, sociolect and dialect 16 Introduction to technical translation 17 Technical translation: botanical texts 18 Technical translation: constitutional texts 19 Technical translation: Islamic finance texts 20 Consumer-oriented texts 21 Summary and Conclusion