Literary Translation and the Characteristics of Arabic and English


  • Ahmed Mohamed Lemine El Mokhtar English Department, Faculty of Arts, NKC Modern University, Nouakchott, Mauritania

الكلمات المفتاحية:

Arabic Language، English Language، Literary Translation


Literary translation is the translation of literature and it is one of the most important genres within the field of translation. It is a means of bridging two or more cultures through the exchange of the values, traditions, customs and social practices embodied in worldwide literary works. Adopting a descriptive approach, this paper provides a brief overview of literary translation. It focuses on the characteristics and literariness of Arabic and English as translation between these two languages has been participative in the process of filling up the gap between the Arab and Western cultures. This article highlights certain linguistic, structural and cultural issues usually encountered by literary translators as they treat literary products, especially between English and Arabic. It concludes that the development of literary translation in the Arab world, especially in the Maghreb, has been impeded due to foreign invasions of the region, limited sponsorship provided to Arabic English literary translators and the absence of coordination among literary translators.



السيرة الشخصية للمؤلف

Ahmed Mohamed Lemine El Mokhtar، English Department, Faculty of Arts, NKC Modern University, Nouakchott, Mauritania




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كيفية الاقتباس

Ahmed Mohamed Lemine El Mokhtar. (2023). Literary Translation and the Characteristics of Arabic and English. المجلة الإفريقية للدراسات المتقدمة في العلوم الإنسانية والاجتماعية (AJASHSS), 2(1), 101–106. استرجع في من