Publication details [#1909]

Shunnaq, Abdullah, Cay Dollerup and Muhammad A. Saraireh, eds. 1998. Issues in translation: a refereed book. Irbid: Irbid National University & Jordanian Translator's Association. xiii + 205 pp.


This edited volume gathers a number of discussions in Translation Studies with a special focus on Arabic. Organized into five thematic sections, the work contains thirteen articles discussing a wide range of topics on the matter. Among the issues discussed are translation didactics, linguistic and cultural constraints in translating from Arabic into English, the concept of equivalence, stylistics and rhetoric in United Nations documents, the untranslatability of Arabic expressions of politeness and poetry, the problem of translating Arabic metaphors into English, language planning, translation as an intercultural agent and other topics.
Source : J. Vluijmans

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