Cultural Encounters in Translation from Arabic

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd Place of Publication: UK Date of Publication: 2004 Language: English ISBN: 978-1853597435 Number of Copies: 1 Author: Faiq, Said

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.