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Towards a Theory on Qur'an Translation: Re-Thinking Equivalence

Zubaidah M Kheir Ereksoussi.

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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the adequacy of equivalence as a theory for Qur'an translation. To accomplish this goal, we had, first, to discuss, in brief, the concept of equivalence and its relevance to Qur’an translation; second, to explicate the different linguistic approaches to translation and the purposes that each is designed to fulfill, with special reference to Newmark (1982); third, to stretch the linguistic approaches to limit to provide for all theoretically possible approaches; and last, to find, on theoretical as well as practical bases, which of these approaches is suitable for Qur'an translation, if any. The paper reveals the rich potential of equivalence as a theory for Qur’an translation, and suggests further research topics that are highly needed for a full-fledged theory on Qur’an translation.

Key words: Qur’an translation, equivalence, translation theory, semantic translation, communicative translation, literary translation.


 
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Zubaidah M Kheir Ereksoussi. Towards a Theory on Qur'an Translation: Re-Thinking Equivalence. CSLL. 2021; 1(2): 1-18. doi:10.5455/CSLL.1618245183


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Zubaidah M Kheir Ereksoussi. Towards a Theory on Qur'an Translation: Re-Thinking Equivalence. https://www.criticalstudiesinlanguagesandlit.design/?mno=72758 [Access: April 14, 2022]. doi:10.5455/CSLL.1618245183


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Zubaidah M Kheir Ereksoussi. Towards a Theory on Qur'an Translation: Re-Thinking Equivalence. CSLL. 2021; 1(2): 1-18. doi:10.5455/CSLL.1618245183



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Zubaidah M Kheir Ereksoussi. Towards a Theory on Qur'an Translation: Re-Thinking Equivalence. CSLL. (2021), [cited April 14, 2022]; 1(2): 1-18. doi:10.5455/CSLL.1618245183



Harvard Style

Zubaidah M Kheir Ereksoussi (2021) Towards a Theory on Qur'an Translation: Re-Thinking Equivalence. CSLL, 1 (2), 1-18. doi:10.5455/CSLL.1618245183



Turabian Style

Zubaidah M Kheir Ereksoussi. 2021. Towards a Theory on Qur'an Translation: Re-Thinking Equivalence. Critical Studies in Languages and Literature, 1 (2), 1-18. doi:10.5455/CSLL.1618245183



Chicago Style

Zubaidah M Kheir Ereksoussi. "Towards a Theory on Qur'an Translation: Re-Thinking Equivalence." Critical Studies in Languages and Literature 1 (2021), 1-18. doi:10.5455/CSLL.1618245183



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Zubaidah M Kheir Ereksoussi. "Towards a Theory on Qur'an Translation: Re-Thinking Equivalence." Critical Studies in Languages and Literature 1.2 (2021), 1-18. Print. doi:10.5455/CSLL.1618245183



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Zubaidah M Kheir Ereksoussi (2021) Towards a Theory on Qur'an Translation: Re-Thinking Equivalence. Critical Studies in Languages and Literature, 1 (2), 1-18. doi:10.5455/CSLL.1618245183