AWEJ for translation & Literary Studies volume, 1 Number 1, February 2017 Pp. 213- 221
The Unit of Translation
Asim Ismail Ilyas Al-Titinchy
Faculty of Language Studies
Arab Open University, Amman, Jordan
This paper tackles the topic of the Unit of Translation (UT) with the aim of making a number of suggestions that might bring up new insights into this thorny issue. UT has been differently tackled by scholars and related to general text types, or functions. In this paper, UT is related to the micro text levels and a number of text-functions. It concludes that the UT issue cannot be tackled in terms of wide generalizations of macro text types and that many practical factors interfere in the choice of UT such as text length, text complexity, time pressure, translator’s experience, and degree of conformity between SL & TL languages and cultures.
Key Words: translation, unit of translation, text type, text function, translating strategy
Cite as: Ilyas Al-Titinchy A.I. (2017). The Unit of Translation. Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies, 1(1).