Some qur’anic discourse strategies in the realization and use of Terror vs. Horror : a pragmalinguistic study with reference to the translation impacts

Other Title(s)

إستراتيجيات الخطاب القرآني لإدراك الإرهاب و الإرعاب و استعمالهما : دراسة سياقية لغوية مع الإشارة إلى تأثيرات الترجمة

Joint Authors

al-Bajjari, Ismail Fathi Husayn
Kanan, Muhammad Hamzah

Source

مجلة جامعة بابل للعلوم الإنسانية

Publisher

University of Babylon

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

26

Main Topic

Languages
Islamic Studies

English Abstract

This paper investigates the communicative pragmatic strategies associated with the realization and use of the linguistic dichotomy"Terror" vs."Horror", with regard to their denotative and connotative meanings in the Glorious Quran (and Hadith) discourse.

To that end, a number of Qur’anic verses and Hadith utterances containing the two terms have been chosen and analyzed within the theoretical framework of a pragmalinguistic approach as a perspective, mostly based on Jef Verschueren’s (1999) Linguistic Adaptation Theory (LAT).On the light of this model, it is argued here that the realization and use of these two terms in the religious discourse of Quran and Hadith indicate various underlying linguistic and pragmatic strategies with different denotations and connotations revealed from the positive and negative conceptualized impacts on interpreters.

It is also argued that in the relevant discourse, the adaptation process, based on choice making, dynamic negotiation, and linguistic adaptation to physical, social and cognitive variables of the context of situation, is used.

From this perspective, such a discourse is interpreted with reference to the meaning generation derived from the focal points of context, structure, dynamics and salience.

The results of the analysis reveal that these two terms are used for various different pragmatic (and ideological) strategies based on their contrasting denotations and connotations.

The paper reaches a conclusion that these two linguistic expressions are dynamically and intentionally realized as two antonymous expressions with reference to their denotations and connotations, and used for certain pragmatic strategies that make the religious discourse function as a tool provided by language for the utterers and interpreters to satisfy their communicative needs most appropriately.

The results and conclusions, raised here, might be of significant effects, or impacts, on translation matters; particularly, in the Arabic world, insofar as the linguistic dichotomy "Terror" vs.

"Horror" is concerned.

Data Type

Conference Papers

Record ID

BIM-1240481

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Bajjari, Ismail Fathi Husayn& Kanan, Muhammad Hamzah. 2020-03-31. Some qur’anic discourse strategies in the realization and use of Terror vs. Horror : a pragmalinguistic study with reference to the translation impacts. Conference Scientific International : Pure and Human Sciences (1st : 2019 : al-Hamdaniya University, Iraq). . Vol. 28, no. 3 (Special issue) (2020), pp.133-158.بابل، العراق : جامعة بابل،.
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Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Bajjari, Ismail Fathi Husayn& Kanan, Muhammad Hamzah. Some qur’anic discourse strategies in the realization and use of Terror vs. Horror : a pragmalinguistic study with reference to the translation impacts. . بابل، العراق : جامعة بابل،. 2020-03-31.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1240481

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Bajjari, Ismail Fathi Husayn& Kanan, Muhammad Hamzah. Some qur’anic discourse strategies in the realization and use of Terror vs. Horror : a pragmalinguistic study with reference to the translation impacts. . Conference Scientific International : Pure and Human Sciences (1st : 2019 : al-Hamdaniya University, Iraq).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1240481