AWEJ for Translation & Literary Studies, Volume 6, Number2.  May 2022                              Pp. 127 -143
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awejtls/vol6no2.10

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The Strategies Employed to Translate the Cohesive Devices in Self-Development Books: A
Case Study of James E. Ryan’s Wait, What? And Life’s Other Essential Questions
 

Khawlah Saad Alshehri
Foreign Language Department, Taif University
Taif, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author: khawlah9099@gmail.com

Amal Alaboud
Foreign Language Department, Taif University
Taif, Saudi Arabia

 

Received:1/22/2022                Accepted: 5/16/2022              Published:5/24/2022

 

 Abstract:
This study aims to explore how Cohesive Devices are translated in a passage on self-development because this type of book depends on the spoken language, which calls for more cohesion. The present project highlights the cohesive devices in both English and Arabic and shows the differences between them through the translation process. It focuses on the critical research questions which are: What types of CDs are commonly used in the translation of Ryan’s book? Which strategies and theories are appropriate for translating CDs? This study relies on Halliday and Hasan’s model of cohesion (1976) in general and Baker’s model (2018) in the translation field. It also presents the appropriate strategies, such as explicitation, omission, and literal translation to accurately achieve meaning without confusing the reader, Furthermore, it investigates examples of cohesive devices and how they are translated. This study relies on the comparative model between the source text and the target text, adopting the interpretive theory of translation. The Cohesive Devices aren’t just for enhancing the text. They are basic aspects that readers can utilize to connect with texts by making them more coherent, accurate, and professional. CDs are widely utilized not just in the personal development field, but also in other fields.
Keywords: Baker’s model, cohesive devices, strategy, translation, Wait, What?, And Life’s Other Essential Questions,
James E. Ryan

Cite as: Alshehrim K.S., &   Alaboud, A.   (2022). The Strategies Employed to Translate the Cohesive Devices in Self-Development Books: A Case Study of James E. Ryan’s Wait, What? And Life’s Other Essential Questions. Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies 6 (2) 127 -143
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awejtls/vol6no2.10

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Received: 1/22/2022
Accepted: 5/16/2022  
Published: 5/24/2022
http://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awejtls/vol6no2.10

Khawlah Saad Alshehri is a freelance translator. She got her master’s degree in translation from Taif University in 2021. She works on the first translated book with Publishing House Athra. She has participated in volunteer translation like TEDx. Also, she has participated in World Translation Day with Taif University. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6696-2427 

Dr. Amal Alaboud is an assistant professor of Translation Studies in the Foreign Languages Department at Taif University, Saudi Arabia. Her main research areas are discourse analysis and translation theory.