Investigating the agentive and agentless problem of passive in English and their impact on the translation into Arabic

Other Title(s)

تقصي مشكلة المبني للمجهول في اللغة الإنجليزية و تأثيرها على الترجمة إلى اللغة العربية

Joint Authors

Naji, Hasan Ali
Isa, Sarmad Muhammad

Source

Ishraqat Tanmawya

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 22 (31 Mar. 2020), pp.21-44, 24 p.

Publisher

al-Araqah Foundation

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

24

Main Subjects

Languages
Arabic Language

Topics

Abstract EN

Passivization is widely regarded as one of the most consistently occurring device in translation.

However, the present research paper aims to investigate the grammatical and rhetorical problems faced by Iraqi EFL students in the Translation Department at Al-Iraqia University when translating English agentive and agentless passive voice to Arabic.

Participants were asked to translate thirteen English sentences into Arabic.

Moreover, this paper focuses on the strategies which were employed by the students when translating from English into Arabic.

Students have used special strategies to translate these sentences into Arabic.

Truth to be told, three of these strategies corresponded to Chesterman syntactic strategies: transposition (topicalization), clause structure change (periphrastic structure) and sentence structure change (unacceptable translation).

The students added another strategy which was acceptable translation.

For validity and reliability, the researchers give the result of the test to specialists in the fields of translation, English language and Arabic language.

Their commentaries and recommendations were taking into consideration by the researchers.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Isa, Sarmad Muhammad& Naji, Hasan Ali. 2020. Investigating the agentive and agentless problem of passive in English and their impact on the translation into Arabic. Ishraqat Tanmawya،Vol. 2020, no. 22, pp.21-44.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1023607

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Isa, Sarmad Muhammad& Naji, Hasan Ali. Investigating the agentive and agentless problem of passive in English and their impact on the translation into Arabic. Ishraqat Tanmawya No. 22 (Mar. 2020), pp.21-44.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1023607

American Medical Association (AMA)

Isa, Sarmad Muhammad& Naji, Hasan Ali. Investigating the agentive and agentless problem of passive in English and their impact on the translation into Arabic. Ishraqat Tanmawya. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 22, pp.21-44.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1023607

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

تم أخذ العنوان باللغة العربية من موقع المجلة.

Record ID

BIM-1023607