A Translation Quality Assessment of the English Translation of the Hilali Epic


  • Bahaa-eddin Abulhassan Hassan




Context, genre, ideational and interpersonal meanings, translation quality.


The goal of this article is to assess the translation quality of the Hilali Epic by using Juliane House's Translation Quality Assessment (TQA) (1997). The study aims at discussing translation problems arising from the differences between the source text (ST) and the target text (TT) with reference to register, genre, and ideational and interpersonal meanings. It utilizes the Hilali Epic as an example of travel narratives. It discusses how the translator can reproduce the situational dimensions of the source text in the target text. The study also investigates how the cultural features of identity in the source text are rendered in the translation.


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