AWEJ for Translation & Literary Studies, Volume 4, Number3. August  2020                                Pp.173-190

Teaching Translation through the Implementation of Expressive Utterances Translation Technique in Disney’s Aladdin Movie 2019

Department of English Education, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, Surakarta, Indonesia

Department of English Education, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, Surakarta, Indonesia

Department of English Education, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, Surakarta, Indonesia


Communication’s purpose is delivered when the intention of the speaker or writer is accepted and understood by the readers and listeners. People have their way of delivering ideas explicitly or implicitly in the communication process. Therefore, comprehending techniques of translation becomes influential in building meaningful connections and enhance students’ competence in the translation. However, students believe that translation is tiring and boring, which makes the students’ ability in translation low. The research aims are to analyze translation techniques in Disney’s Aladdin (2019) focused on the use of expressive utterances and how to implement the techniques in teaching translation. Through a descriptive qualitative method, the writers analyzed the data by selecting, identifying, classifying, describing the data, and from the results, draw conclusions. The data were analyzed by using Searle’s (1969) speech act theory. The results showed that there are seven kinds of expressive utterances translation techniques used in Disney’s Aladdin (2019), such as linguistics compression, established equivalence, literal translation, reduction, amplification, modulation, and calque. Implementing translation techniques in teaching translation can increase sensitivity into language, gain more extensive insights about cultures, and enable in producing better translation quality. Furthermore, teaching translation techniques becomes significant in developing students’ critical thinking to present ideas into target language appropriately. This research will give information concerning the use of translation techniques and how to apply them in translation teaching. Further research can replace the media for translation techniques learning.

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Anwar, F. Z. ,  Haryanti, D. , & Thoyibi, M.  (2020). Teaching Translation through the Implementation of Expressive Utterances Translation Technique in Disney’s Aladdin Movie 2019. Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies 4 (3) 173-190.


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Farrah Zakiyah Anwar is an English teacher in SMA Muhammadiyah (Plus) Salatiga. She
received a bachelor’s degree in English Department from the Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN)
Salatiga. She continued her postgraduate on English education at the Muhammadiyah University
of Surakarta. Her research interests are language teaching, translation studies, and pragmatics. She
has attended many seminars, workshops, and training in English teaching and learning.

Dwi Haryanti is an English lecturer at the Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta University’s
Department of English Education. She received a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from
Diponegoro University, the Master’s degree in applied linguistics (translation) from Sebelas Maret
University of Surakarta, and Doctoral degree from Sebelas Maret University of Surakarta. She is
interested in language teaching and translation. She delivered her papers at many international
conference and seminar. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4150-8727

Muhammad Thoyibi is an English lecturer and Head of basic science and language development
at the Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta. He received a bachelor’s degree in English
Literature from Sebelas Maret University of Surakarta, the Master’s degree in American Studies
from Gadjah Mada University of Yogyakarta, and Doctoral degree from Gadjah Mada University
of Yogyakarta. He is interested in language teaching and translation. He delivered his papers at
many international conference and seminar. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6865-0454