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Tue Dec 21 2010

Books: Translation: Sadiq - Pragmatics: Witczak-Plisiecka (Ed)

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        1.     Chris Humphrey , A Comparative Study of Four English Translations of Sûrat Ad-Dukhân on the Semantic Level: Sadiq         2.     Chris Humphrey , Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics Volume II: Witczak-Plisiecka (Ed)

Message 1: A Comparative Study of Four English Translations of Sûrat Ad-Dukhân on the Semantic Level: Sadiq
Date: 07-Dec-2010
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: A Comparative Study of Four English Translations of Sûrat Ad-Dukhân on the Semantic Level: Sadiq
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Title: A Comparative Study of Four English Translations of Sûrat
Ad-Dukhân on the Semantic Level
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Author: Saudi Sadiq
Hardback: ISBN: 1443820601 9781443820608 Pages: 205 Price: U.K. £ 39.99
Abstract:

Through combining a knowledge of translation theory and application, the
present book aims at holding a semantic comparison of four English
translations attempted by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, 'Abdullâh Yûsuf
'Alî, Arthur J. Arberry and Muhammad Mahmûd Ghâlî of Sûrat Ad-Dukhân (the
Chapter of Smoke). As a theoretical framework, the book deals with several
linguistic and cultural problems of translation, with special reference to
Qur'ân translation, and the principles that should be considered on
translating the Qur'ân. The core of the book is a comparison of sixty-eight
lexical, syntactic and stylistic selections from Sûrat Ad-Dukhân. The
comparison depends on various Qur'ân interpretations and Arabic
dictionaries to decide the precise meaning(s) of the selections. Then, a
translation is suggested, and the four translations are judged: the correct
ones are acknowledged and the mistaken shown, along with the reasons
underlying the mistake(s). To reach the precise meaning in English and
judge the translations compared accurately, many English dictionaries are
utilized. The comparison shows that the best translation in terms of
meaning precision and easiness of expression is that of Ghâlî, followed by
Pickthall's, Arberry's and 'Alî's respectively.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
                            Semantics
                            Translation

Written In: English (eng )

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Message 2: Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics Volume II: Witczak-Plisiecka (Ed)
Date: 07-Dec-2010
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics Volume II: Witczak-Plisiecka (Ed)
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Title: Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics Volume II
Subtitle: Pragmatics of Semantically-Restricted Domains
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Editor: Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka
Hardback: ISBN: 1443820636 9781443820639 Pages: 405 Price: U.K. £ 49.99
Abstract:

"Pragmatics of Semantically-Restricted Domains", the second volume of
Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics, edited by Iwona
Witczak-Plisiecka, gathers papers which partly complement and develop the
first volume, Speech Actions in Theory and Applied Studies (Cambridge
Scholars Publishing, 2010). Most of the texts collected in this book,
representative of advanced independent research and that of an informed
exercise in the application of a pragmatic framework, result from the
Fourth Symposium on "New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics," organized
at the University of Łódź, Poland, in May 2008. Accepting the inevitable
failure of any attempt to pose a strict and clear-cut division between the
research area of semantics and that of pragmatics, the volume focuses on
pragmatics-oriented analyses of data which are best described as
"semantically" limited. While Volume One concentrated on speech as a type
of action, the present volume, without denying the inherently actional
nature of language use, concentrates on limited contexts. Pragmatic
phenomena in semantically-restricted domains are addressed from a variety
of both theoretical and applied perspectives. The book is divided in three
parts. Part One, "Pragmatics, Politics and Ideology," gathers seven papers
centered on issues pertaining to political linguistics. In Part Two, "The
Pragmatics of Humour, Power and the Media," there are eight papers which
explore issues of politeness and modesty, pragmatic aspects of mediated and
gendered discourse, or dynamicity of power relation in interaction. Part
Three, "Focus on Textual Properties," concentrates on text, excluding
political discourse. It integrates discussions of equivalence and
specialized translation, intertextual properties and
pragmatically-motivated lexical choices in business communication, in law,
and in science.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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