Bridging the gap between translation and culture: towards a cultural dimension of translation

International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture

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Title Bridging the gap between translation and culture: towards a cultural dimension of translation
Creator Al-Sofi, Bakr Bagash Mansour Ahmed
Abouabdulqader, Hassan
Subject bicultural
intercultural communication
Description This study investigates the significance of culture in the translation process. It tackles the prior call that being bilingual is enough for translation, neglecting the importance of culture for creative translation. This descriptive and analytical study is based on the semantic approach, following Ghazala's (2008) and Nida's (1964) theories of translation. It depends on textual analysis of culturally-laden collocations in some common terms, expressions, idioms, and proverbs. It was confirmed that culture is at the heart of translation as the two are inextricably interdependent. Furthermore, successful translation necessarily entails a profound understanding of the cultural context of the text, which leads to the successful transmission of the intended meaning. It is recommended that the traditional approach that bilingualism is enough for good translation should be reconsidered, and that translation programs designers and translators should give culture its due place in the translation process.
Publisher Scientific and Literature Open Access Publishing
Date 2020-01-09
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source International journal of linguistics, literature and culture; Vol. 6 No. 1: January 2020; 1-13
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 International journal of linguistics, literature and culture

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