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Mon Oct 13 2014

Books: Culguage in/of Translation from Arabic: Faiq, Carbonell, Almanna (eds.)

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Date: 07-Oct-2014
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Culguage in/of Translation from Arabic: Faiq, Carbonell, Almanna (eds.)
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Title: Culguage in/of Translation from Arabic
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Translation 07
Published: 2014
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom-shop.eu

Book URL: http://bit.ly/1wwmtTI

Editor: Said Faiq
Editor: Ovidi Carbonell
Editor: Ali Almanna
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862885848 Pages: 199 Price: Europe EURO 82.80
Abstract:

Although, representations of ‘weak’ cultures by ‘powerful’ ones in negative terms have been part of the scheme of history, no culture has been misrepresented and deformed by mostly Western cultures like the Arab/Islamic one. As intercultural communication, translation assumes a considerable role in the encounters between different cultures and their respective languages. Approached as such, translation and issues of nation, identity, language, and culture have never been more important or more troubling to intercultural encounters than they are today. As representation, translation requires linguistic tools (language) and the system that guides these tools in the first place (culture). Thus, translation is representation of culguages (a blend from culture and language) through a particular master discourse.

Cultural representation through translation has received attention, but there is still a mostly dispersed body of literature on the field and its allied areas. Within this theoretical context, this volume contributes to the critical approaches to translation from Arabic into mostly Western culguages. The volume is structured in two parts, namely ‘a topoied culture’ and ‘Islamic discourse’. Under both sections, the chapters address the relationships between the culture of translation and the translation of culture by considering the problematics of how the culture of translation is brought to bear on the ways translation animates the ‘inter’ in intercultural contacts.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Translation

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Written In: English (eng)

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