Problems of linguistic semantics with reference to translating English poetry into Arabic

Abdulbaqi, Khalid K (1981) Problems of linguistic semantics with reference to translating English poetry into Arabic. MLitt(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis as a whole consists of five chapters. Chapter One is an introduction to the entire work including a general discussion related to translation, and translating poetry in particular. It also includes brief accounts of each topic that is going to be dealt with in later chapters. This step is necessary since it serves as a preliminary stage to what will be discussed later on. In Chapter Two, grammatical differences between English and Arabic are exhibited so that difficulties may be spotted. The grammatical aspects which are discussed here include tenses, prepositions, the articles, pronouns and conditionals. These are examined and presented contrastively in order to shed light on the problematic parts among them. Chapter Three deals with the lexical features of English and Arabic. In this chapter sets of lexical items from one language are listed and compared to sets from the other language. These sets are chosen because of their common use. They include kinship systems, colour terminology, and clergy hierarchy. The lexicon is also examined and lexemes of different types, simple, complex, and compound are analysed. In Chapter Four, Systemic Linguistics and Functional Sentence Perspective are introduced. These accounts precede the textual analysis of materials taken from Eliot's The Waste Land. In this analysis, which is based on the Systemic Linguistics and FSP techniques, Arabic translations of The Waste Land are looked into, and areas of possible erroneous rendering are pointed out. Chapter Five concludes all what has been done in the previous chapters as it functions as a final review of the whole work.

Item Type: Thesis (MLitt(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: J Mattock
Keywords: Translation studies, British & Irish literature
Date of Award: 1981
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1981-73918
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 08:56
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/73918

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