Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
November 2020 Vol. 9(7): pp. 160-167
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Review

The Translation of Yasser Arafat’s Political Speech in the UN 1974 with an Eye to the Obvious Visibility of Ideological Manipulation

Maysa’ Musleh

 

English Language Centre, Arab American University, Palestine

*Corresponding Author's Email:  maysa.musleh@aaup.edu

Accepted 10 November, 2020

 

Abstract

This descriptive research shed the light on the translation of political speeches, and explained how ideology controlled this process by the use of semantic and syntactic features. It also revealed how ideology shaped receivers’ worldviews. The data was collected from Yasser Arafat's political speech in the UN in 1974 and its translation into English. The collected data was analyzed following the deconstruction and feminism theories. This research concluded that the translation of political speeches was a process of justified, conscious, deliberate, and subtle manipulation due to the fact that translation was influenced by intra-lingual and extra-lingual aspects. In other words, the translation of political speeches was not a mono- effort; the ideology of translators and commissions, the target audience and culture, as well as the intended purpose of the TT played an essential role in translating political speeches. Henceforth, translation of political speeches could be described as an externally and internally determined process.

Keywords:  political speeches, ideology, deconstruction, feminism, intervention, manipulation, commission.

 

 

 

 

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