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Translation between English and Arabic

A Textbook for Translation Students and Educators

  • Provides a solid theoretical grounding which is then linked to the practice of translation

  • Addresses holistic and specific issues faced by novice as well as experienced translators

  • Utilises examples from a range of sources, including everyday, religious and literary texts


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Noureldin Abdelaal
    Pages 1-8
  3. Noureldin Abdelaal
    Pages 9-67
  4. Noureldin Abdelaal
    Pages 69-93
  5. Noureldin Abdelaal
    Pages 95-120
  6. Noureldin Abdelaal
    Pages 121-135
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 137-146

About this book


This textbook provides a comprehensive resource for translation students and educators embarking on the challenge of translating into and out of English and Arabic. Combining a solid basis in translation theory with examples drawn from real texts including the Qu’ran, the author introduces a number of the problems and practical considerations which arise during translation between English and Arabic, equipping readers with the skills to recognise and address these issues in their own work through practical exercises. Among these considerations are grammatical, semantic, lexical and cultural problems, collocations, idioms and fixed expressions. With its coverage of essential topics including culturally-bound terms and differences, both novice and more experienced translators will find this book useful in the development of their translation practice.

Noureldin Abdelaal is Assistant Professor of Translation at the University of Nizwa, Oman.


translation theory translation strategies Qu'ran equivalence grammar lexis semantics foregrounding backgrounding synonymy culture-bound terms interlingual intralingual intersemiotic Skopos Theory Polysystems Theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of NizwaNizwaOman

About the authors

Noureldin Abdelaal is Assistant Professor of Translation at the University of Nizwa, Oman.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Translation between English and Arabic
  • Book Subtitle A Textbook for Translation Students and Educators
  • Authors Noureldin Abdelaal
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-34331-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-34332-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 146
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Translation
    Translation Studies
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