By Bahaa-eddin Abulhassan Hassan

This ebook bargains a difficult and stimulating viewpoint on translation. it's a complete useful path in translation among English and Arabic and, as such, may be priceless to scholars of translation. in accordance with contrastive linguistics, it encompasses a number of translation key ideas, together with lexical, grammatical and stylistic matters. The e-book balances concept and alertness in translation. The e-book is the results of the various classes the writer has taught to scholars of Arabic-English translation, and should support bilingual audio system get to grips with translation strategies and strengthen sensible translation talents to an identical usual as that anticipated of a school graduate. It offers a extraordinary choice of examples of English/Arabic translation. via lexical examine, thesaurus construction and an creation to key theoretical ideas in translation, the reader will achieve a greater figuring out of what graduate-level translation comprises.

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Meaning-based Issues in Translation 45 Third, the meaning of the metaphor may be translated without keeping the metaphorical imagery. Ϧϴόϟ΍ ϪϓϮθΗ ϡίϻ ϦϴΒΠϟ΍ ϰϠϋ ΏϮΘϜϣ ϰϠϟ΍ What must be must be. The criterion which governs the use of one of these strategies is relevance. A proverb may be entertained in different ways and to different degrees by different language users. Thus, a figurative proverb that is relevant to the source language community may be best translated as literal proverb that is relevant to the target language community.

3 Collocative Meaning Collocative meaning is the connotative meaning lent to a linguistic expression by the meaning of some other expression with which it frequently collocates. ‘Pretty’ and ‘handsome’, for example, have a shared sense of ‘good looking’ in English. However, ‘pretty’ collocates readily with ‘girl’, ‘boy’, ‘woman’, ‘flower’, ‘garden’, ‘color’, ‘village’, while ‘handsome’ collocates with ‘boy’, ‘man’, ‘vessel’, ‘overcoat’, ‘airliner’, ‘typewriter’ (cf. Leech 1981: 17; also, for translation implications of collocation, see Baker 1992: 46-63).

There is more agreement among languages on the hyponym and less agreement as sub-divisions of a semantic field. Notice differences in the field of furniture. In English ‘stool’ and ‘chair’ differ and ‘bench’ is different from ‘sofa’. In Arabic, ‘stool’ is rendered as “ήϬυ ϼΑ ϲγήϛ” and ‘sofa’ as “Ϧϴϋ΍έΫ ϭΫ ΪΠϨϣ ϞϳϮρ ΪόϘϣ” or “ΔϜϳέϷ΍”. Componential analysis can be a useful tool to the translator. According to the componential model, words display what is called distinctive features, which are the building blocks that words consist of and can be broken down into.

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