New insights into Arabic translation and interpreting

Mohamed Zain Sulaiman

Abstract


Used by approximately 300 million native speakers and almost 1.2 billion non-native speakers, Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages of the world (Abushariah, Neustein, & Hammo, 2016). It is an official language in 26 countries in three geographical regions, namely the Levant, Arabian Peninsula and Africa, and one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Despite the importance of Arabic in global communication and the increasing number of studies on translation, scholarship and research on Arabic translation in particular remain relatively limited. With the current developments in the geopolitics of the Arab world, the need for references which focus on Arabic translation is even more pressing. This volume of seven chapters edited by Mustapha Taibi makes a significant and timely contribution to address this need.

 


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