Thinking Arabic Translation
A Course in Translation Method: Arabic to English
Routledge – 2002 – 272 pages
Series: Thinking Translation
Thinking Arabic Translation is a comprehensive and practical 24-week course in translation method. Adapted from the successful French-based Thinking Translation (Routledge, 1992) it has been successfully piloted at Durham University.
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 containing invaluable guidance on using the course is available for free download at http://www.routledge.com/cw/thinkingtranslation/
'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, vol. 66/3
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
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.