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Thinking Arabic Translation

A Course in Translation Method: Arabic to English

By James Dickins, Sandor Hervey, Ian Higgins

© 2002 – Routledge

272 pages

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About the Book

Thinking Arabic Translation is a comprehensive and practical twenty-four-week course in translation method.

Clear explanations, discussion, examples and exercises enable students to acquire the skills necessary for tackling a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a variety of sources, including journalism and politics, legal and technical texts, and literary and consumer-orientated texts.

A Tutors' Handbook is also available, which contains invaluable guidance on using the course. For more information, please go to


'This is a pioneering tome with much valuable information about language in general and Arabic translation in particular. I recommend it highly as the leading handbook in this important field of study.' School of Oriental and African Studies

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Preliminaries to translation as a process; 2. Preliminaries to translation as a product; 3. Cultural transposition; 4. Compensation; 5. Denotative meaning and translation issues; 6. Connotative meaning and translation issues; 7. Phonic/graphic and prosodic issues in translation; 8. Grammatical issues in translation; 9. Sentential issues in translation; 10. Language variety and translation: register, sociolect and dialect; 11. Textual genre as a factor in translation; 12. Translating technical texts; 13. Translating constitutional texts; 14. Translating consumer-orientated texts; 15. Revising and editing TTs; 16. Summary and Conclusion; Glossary; References; Index

About the Authors

Sandor Hervey was Reader in Linguistics and Ian Higgins was Senior Lecturer in French at the University of St. Andrews. James Dickins is Lecturer in Arabic at Durham University.

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting