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ERIC Number: ED536731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
English Majors' Errors in Translating Arabic Endophora: Analysis and Remedy
Abdellah, Antar Solhy
Online Submission, CDELT (Centre for Developing English Language Teaching) "Occasional Papers" p26-30, Jan. 2007
Egyptian English majors in the faculty of Education, South Valley University tend to mistranslate the plural inanimate Arabic pronoun with the singular inanimate English pronoun. A diagnostic test was designed to analyze this error. Results showed that a large number of students (first year and fourth year students) make this error, that the error becomes more common if the pronoun is cataphori rather than anaphori, and that the further the pronoun is from its antecedent the more students are apt to make the error. On the basis of these results, sources of the error are identified and remedial procedures are suggested. Appended are: (1) The Diagnostic Translation Test; and (2) Transliteration Scheme. (Contains 1 table, 1 diagram, and 5 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt