Arabic Diglossia and Its Practical Implications for Translation

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Course summary
Start time:Mar 15, 2012 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:This course will teach participants the importance of diglossia and its implications for translation. In addition, it will give participants the theoretical and practical knowledge of diglossia necessary to produce high quality, accurate Arabic to English translations.
Description
This course will present an in-depth introduction to diglossia as it applies to Arabic. Moving from theory to practice, the course will also address the practical implications of diglossia for translating spoken and written texts into English and explain why Arabic to English translators must understand this phenomena to produce accurate translations.

Arabic to English translators must be aware of the diglossic situation as it applies to Arabic and be able to accurately address it when creating target translations into English. Understanding both the situational and linguistic context of a spoken or written text will help translators select the most appropriate register to use in English. Even though this course is geared mainly toward Arabic to English translators, those interested in (Arabic) linguistics but not familiar with Arabic will also benefit. Arabic examples will be used, but English translations will be provided for participants not familiar with Arabic.

After completing the course, students will have practical knowledge on how to incorporate the concept of diglossia to produce accurate, Arabic to English translations. Students will also have introductory theoretical knowledge of diglossia and multiglossia to pursue this topic further if they wish. Students will receive a handout that includes a relevant bibliography and terminology list. In addition, I will invite all students to email me questions about the course and/or Arabic linguistics. I will post these questions and answers on my company's website and give students the address to access this resource.
Target audience
Arabic to English freelance translators.
Freelance translators with an interest in linguistics in general and Arabic linguistics in particular.
Learning objectives
This course is designed as an in-depth introduction to the phenomenon of diglossia as it applies to Arabic. After discussing the theory of diglossia, I will explain why it is essential for Arabic to English translators to understand this phenomenon to produce accurate translations. I will use Arabic examples but will include English translations for students not familiar with Arabic.
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Program
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Linguistic features of diglossia
Diglossia as it applies to Arabic
Charles Ferguson's model of diglossia
Practical implications of diglossia for translation
Virtual platform system requirements
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
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Registration and payment information
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To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

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How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
Trainer
 Carmen Cross    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Carmen Cross has been a professional medical translator of German and Arabic medical documents since 2005. She holds a Bachelor's and two Master's in Arabic language and linguistics, as well as an Arabic-English translation certificate from New York University. In addition to medicine and biotechnology, she is also interested in foreign language acquisition and linguistics. Like her page on Facebook
Comments about this course

Arabic Diglossia and Its Practical Implications for Translation

Rebecca_M
Local time: 11:58
Arabic to English
Is there a video available for the Arabic Diaglossia training or another date scheduled?Mar 16, 2012

Unfortunately I was not able to view this training on Arabic Diaglossia, so I was wondering if there is either a video available or another date scheduled in the future?

Many Thanks!


 

Carmen Cross Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:58
Member (2006)
Arabic to English
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Arabic Diglossia WebinarMar 18, 2012

Dear Rebecca,

I really enjoyed presenting the webinar on Arabic diglossia. The webinar was recorded, and it is my understanding that it will be available on demand from Proz.com. I have also requested that the course materials (a handout of the Power Point slides and a few diglossia articles) be uploaded to the course page. If you missed the original presentation, hopefully it will soon be available for you to view.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to ask me any q
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Dear Rebecca,

I really enjoyed presenting the webinar on Arabic diglossia. The webinar was recorded, and it is my understanding that it will be available on demand from Proz.com. I have also requested that the course materials (a handout of the Power Point slides and a few diglossia articles) be uploaded to the course page. If you missed the original presentation, hopefully it will soon be available for you to view.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to ask me any questions!

Carmen
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Annett Hieber Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:58
English to German
What a pityMar 19, 2012

that I wasn't aware of this training session! I'm not an Arabic-English translator. However, as I have started to learn Arabic (Egyptian) a year ago, I would have been interested in this training. Arabic (all dialects) is such a wonderful, interesting and fascinating language and culture! Will there be another training like this in the near future?

Annett


 

Sam Berner Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 20:58
Member (2003)
English to Arabic
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Still no recording?Mar 20, 2012

I paid and registered and wasn't able to attend. Can one of the Proz staff (Helen? Help?) just tell us when to expect the recording to be uploaded, as I really would love to hear what Carmen has to say. Thanks in advance!

 
Still no recording?Mar 20, 2012

Sam Berner wrote:

I paid and registered and wasn't able to attend. Can one of the Proz staff (Helen? Help?) just tell us when to expect the recording to be uploaded, as I really would love to hear what Carmen has to say. Thanks in advance!


Hello Sam,

Thank you for your interest. All registered and paid attendees will be emailed with links to the webinar video recording and materials within a working week, http://www.proz.com/faq/135623#135623 . Thanks for your patience and let me know if you need anything else.

Have a nice day!

My bests,
Helen


 

Sam Berner Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 20:58
Member (2003)
English to Arabic
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Thank you!Mar 20, 2012

..for providing me with the FAQ link, Helen. I look forward to the email with the recording link.

 
The webinar video is ready Mar 20, 2012

Hello all,

Thank you for your interest in the training.

The video is available and can be accessed from this page: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/6425

Please feel free to leave your feedback for the course, http://www.
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Hello all,

Thank you for your interest in the training.

The video is available and can be accessed from this page: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/6425

Please feel free to leave your feedback for the course, http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/feedback/6038-arabic_diglossia_and_its_practical_implications_for_translation , as it is very important for us as it is one of the most valuable tools to improve future training sessions.

Have a nice day!

My bests,
Helen
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