Cultural Encounters in Translation from Arabic Edited by: Said Faiq

Format:
Hardback - 152 pages
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ISBN:
9781853597442
Published:
08 Sep 2004
Series:
Topics in Translation
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

Translation is intercultural communication in its purest form.  Its power in forming and/or deforming cultural identities has only recently been acknowledged, given the attention it deserves.  The chapters in this unique volume assess translation from Arabic into other languages from different perspectives: the politics, economics, ethics, and poetics of translating from Arabic; a language often neglected in western mainstream translation studies.

Author Biography:

Said Faiq is Associate Professor of Translation Studies at the American University of Sharjah, where he is Chair of the Department of English & Translation Studies and Director of the Graduate program in Translation & Interpreting.  Prior to this, he taught at the School of Languages, Salford University, UK.  He has published widely on (Arabic) translation and cultural studies.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate




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