Tag Archives: Clause

Translating the English Interrogative beta Clause into Arabic (Published)

This study aimed to investigate the translation of wh-interrogative clause functions from English into Arabic. The main purpose of this study to examine the extent to which the English nominal wh-interrogative clause functions in Hemingway’s “The Old Man and The Sea” in the Arabic translation by Ali Al- Kasimi have been preserved. In this study, the translatability of the selected text is dependent on linguistic features. To determine the translation of wh-interrogative clause functions in the source text into Arabic has applied Newmark’s theory of semantic or communicative translation to finding grammatical equivalence in translation of the literary text. The findings obtained from the analysis show that semantic and communicative the translation, especially; in the selected data was translated flexibly, no more semantically and no more commutative. Significantly, the study further recommends that translators in handling literary texts should be a communicative and semantic Translation.

Keywords: Clause, function., semantic and communicative translations, translation, wh- interrogative

Stylistic Structuring: Syntactic Patterns of Advertising Slogans in Bamenda Urban Council of the North West Region of Cameroon (Published)

A slogan is a short, catchy and memorable phrase designed to capture the importance of a product. It portrays the brand’s identity, creates a sense of likability in the brand name and is used to convey a message about the service of the product it represents. The article was designed to investigate the structural patterns of clauses and groups used in slogans collected from billboards, bar walls and doorposts, put up by different business establishments in Bamenda, in the North West Region of Cameroon. The study is based on the Rank Scale systematic approach of Halliday. The results reveal that there are different kinds of structures such as, the declarative, imperative, nonfinite verbal clause, parallel structure, nominal group, prepositional group and adverb group used in the slogans, and these structures, in the different ways they function, all act in persuading the consumer to buy their products.

Keywords: Bamenda, Clause, Group, Patterns, Slogan, Stylistics