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AWEJ for Translation & Literary Studies, Volume 7, Number 3. August 2023 Pp.109-124

A Qualitative Analysis of Language and Culture Barriers Confronting Student Translators

Department of Translation
Irbid National University, Jordan

Abstract:

Translators’ primary responsibility is to faithfully convey the original message from the source text into the target language. This study’s initial observation revealed that many beginning translator students frequently represent texts word for word without first reading them. Therefore, insufficient translation procedures can lead to translation errors in student work. This study aims to analyze translation issues in academic essays written by students. The data for this study were gathered using the qualitative approach. Mathieu’s (2003) theory of translation concerns analyzing the linguistic and non-linguistic challenges that can be identified in the translations of students’ essays. The results reviewed that translation issues involved numerous linguistic aspects, such as grammar, vocabulary, rhetoric, and pragmatics. Moreover, culture as well.

Cite as:

Al-Shloul, W.  (2023). A Qualitative Analysis of Language and Culture Barriers Confronting Student Translators. Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies 7 (3): 109-124. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awejtls/vol7no3.8

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Dr. Waed Al-Shloul is an assistant professor in the Department of Translation at Irbid National University, Jordan. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English language and Literature from Yarmouk University, Jordan, a Master’s in Linguistics, and a Doctorate in Translation from Aligarh Muslim University, India. Her professional interests include Translation Studies, Language and Culture Barriers, Movie Translation, and Language Communication Change.
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0006-9781-7499