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Name: Abdullah  Talal Shunnaq
Institution: Yarmouk University
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Homepage: http://www.jta1993.com
State and/or Country: NA
Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Selected Publications: 1. Monitoring and Managing in the Language of Newspapers with Reference toranslation Problems, (1992), Irbid: Dar Al-Amal

2. Language, Discourse and Translation in the West and Middle East, (1994), (co-editor). Amsterdam: Benjamin's

3. The Legal Translator at Work: A Practical Guide, (1995) A. Shunnaq, B. Hatim, and R. Buckley, Irbid: Dar Al-Hilal for Translation & Publishing

4. Love and Bread (a selection of great world short stories), 1994, Irbid: Dar Al-Amal (Translated from English into Arabic)

5. A Selection of Jordanian Short Stories. (1996) A. Shunnaq & N. Roberts, Irbid: DarAl-Hilal for Translation . (Translated from Arabic into English)

6. Three World Short Plays , Translated form English into Arabic, 1997, Irbid: Dar Al-Hilal for Translation

7. Jadara Rises Again, A play translated from Arabic into English, 1997, Amman: Ministry of Culture
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language, Discourse and Translation in the West and Middle East
Courses Taught: Translation, semantics, sopciolinguistics

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