STRATEGIES OF TRANSLATING IDIOMS (Published)
A translation study is a modern discipline which is getting prominence day by day. The Translation of idioms is not an easy task when they belong to diverse cultures as the term culture is not also an easy term to define exactly. Idioms are culturally bound expressions. The translators use various methods, approaches and strategies to replace SL into TL and strive hard to find an equivalent. The model of Vinay & darbelnet is an excellent method for direct and oblique translation without losing the essence of source text. A good translator has a competency and knowledge of both cultures and he adopts strategy according to his need motivation and purpose.
TOWARDS RAISING CONCEPTUAL AWARENESS: ENGLISH-ARABIC IDIOMS OF EQUIVALENT LINGUISTIC FORM AND DIFFERENT CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS (Published)
According to many studies on idioms, the most difficult ones are those that are linguistically equivalent but conceptually different. The researcher has collected a number of idioms from English and Arabic that belong to this type with a view to detecting the sources of this conceptual difference based on the Conceptual Metaphor Theory (Lakoff, 1980, 2003) and the subsequent cognitive literature. The source of difficulty is proven to emanate from cultural encoding, including cultural experience, perspective, range, and gesture. The differences in the connotative load of the idiomatic words can also be a reason for the conceptual variance. The study stresses the need for raising conceptual awareness to support language learning