The hurdle of rhetoric: An analytical study of Omani students’ translation of political speech

Susanne Ramadan Shunnaq – Sultan Qaboos University, Oman | Yarmouk University, Jordan
Hassan Shuqair – Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Adel Abu Radwan – Sultan Qaboos University, Oman


Susanne Ramadan Shunnaq, Hassan Shuqair y Adel Abu Radwan, 2018: "The hurdle of rhetoric: An analytical study of Omani students’ translation of political speech", Onomázein 40, 139-158.
DOI: 10.7764/onomazein.40.09

Abstract:
The present study explores the challenges Omani translation students at Sultan Qaboos University encounter in identifying schemes in American political discourse and rendering them accurately into Arabic. The research used data that was collected over two semesters between 2014-2016 and qualitatively analyses it. The study categorizes problem areas of incorrect or inaccurate student translations of rhetorical constructions and lists important findings which may encourage instructors of translation courses to reconsider their teaching methodologies.