Thematic Structure in the Arabic Translations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart and Virginia Woolf's A Haunted House
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 132-139
Received: Apr. 13, 2015; Accepted: Apr. 24, 2015; Published: May 7, 2015
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Bahaa-Eddin Abulhassan Hassan, Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt
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The purpose of this study is to examine thematic structure in the translations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart and Virginia Woolf's A Haunted House. Meaning in Gothic literary works is closely associated with word order. The study aims at discussing the problems arising from the differences between English and Arabic in the degree of reliance on thematic structure. The study shows how markedness, topicalization and focus are considered as possible problems of literary translation from English into Arabic. The study utilizes Thematic Structure Theory to analyze the marked sentences in the translations of these literary texts.
Thematic Structure, Markedness, Topicalization, Focus
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Bahaa-Eddin Abulhassan Hassan, Thematic Structure in the Arabic Translations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart and Virginia Woolf's A Haunted House, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 132-139. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20150303.14
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