Cohesion and Coherence Interrelation: An Approach to Literary Translation-Mahfouz's Trilogy

Tamer Hamed Mohamed


This paper emphasizes the linguistic definition problem of interlanguage translation. It examines some definitions of translation, uses them as a theoretic root to distinguish traits of translation activity and investigates the interrelation between cohesion and coherence across the framework of an equivalence-relevant analysis based on a theoretically logical translation of a highly refined translation corpus. The current paper also represents cohesive devices as means of representing coherence, and specifies tendencies in translation processes. Coherence is not only examined here at the textual level but also with a due account of the underlying level. The results of this analysis illustrate that coherence in TT is supported by cohesive means which, though occasionally quite different from their ST equivalents, contribute toward achieving coherence at the overall text-in-context level.

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