Issues in Arabic Interpreting: Seeking ideas and sources
Thread poster: Hilary Ayer

Hilary Ayer
Egypt
Local time: 07:28
Arabic to English
Sep 18, 2018

Hello fellow interpreters!

I am currently taking an interpreting course, and need to complete a "literature review" of all available work on some aspect of Ar-En and/or En-Ar interpreting. As a complete novice, I am posting here in hopes of benefiting from your experience. Here are my three questions:

1. What are some issues in Ar-En/En-Ar interpreting?

2. Can you suggest some scholarly resources on this topic (or any related sub-topic)?

3. I
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Hello fellow interpreters!

I am currently taking an interpreting course, and need to complete a "literature review" of all available work on some aspect of Ar-En and/or En-Ar interpreting. As a complete novice, I am posting here in hopes of benefiting from your experience. Here are my three questions:

1. What are some issues in Ar-En/En-Ar interpreting?

2. Can you suggest some scholarly resources on this topic (or any related sub-topic)?

3. I am wondering if/when the dialects are used in interpreting. I would assume that MSA would be totally inappropriate in some settings, and completely expected in others. Would you consider this an "issue" in Ar-En/En-Ar interpretation? If so, please see question #2 above.

Thank you in advance!

Hilary
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Stephen Franke
United States
Local time: 21:28
English to Arabic
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Details please, about your interesting request Sep 20, 2018

Greetings... ahalan wa sahalan…

Ref your interesting post here in the < proz.com > list.

Please send some details, especially about that scholarly search part, to me at < shfranke@hotmail.com >.

Can refer you to some Arabic-language materials on the topics of interpreting and translating, most of them used as classroom texts in courses taught at universities in GCC countries, Jordan, Lebanon and I
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Greetings... ahalan wa sahalan…

Ref your interesting post here in the < proz.com > list.

Please send some details, especially about that scholarly search part, to me at < shfranke@hotmail.com >.

Can refer you to some Arabic-language materials on the topics of interpreting and translating, most of them used as classroom texts in courses taught at universities in GCC countries, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq which offer academic degree and/or professional certification programs for their nationals. Ein Shams U and AUC in Egypt may also be resources worth your checking.

Pleased to advise, assist and recommend as I can, including issues in interpreting, some on generic topics and others on specialized / technical / protocol topics.

Some factors in using a regional or "Local Dialect Arabic" (LDA) during an interpreting event include the subject matter, formality of the setting, and the background of the Arab interlocutor / participant(s).

Observation: In most instances, better to work in MSA, except for some medical appointments, as the attending relatives may not be fluent in MSA. With that, much pre-event preparation is required for interpreting a medical event, in terms of learning the relevant clinical subject and how to convert (ahem) "medical English" into "plain English" so you can then interpret into understandable, accurate and clear Arabic, i.e. MSA. (Encounter that often when supporting a specialized hospital which admits and treats children who present with diagnosed stages of cancer.)

Hope this helps, bidhin Allah. Today is Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Regards,

Stephen H. Franke
San Pedro (Los Angeles Waterfront Area), California
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Hilary Ayer
Egypt
Local time: 07:28
Arabic to English
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RE: Issues in Arabic Interpreting: Seeking ideas and sources Sep 24, 2018

Stephen,

Thank you for your reply (and apologies for my late response). I will contact you offline as you suggest.

Best,

Hilary


 


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