Nabil Alawi

Nabil Alawi
An-Najah National University · Department of English Language and Literature

PhD

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This article examines the gendered aspects of naming practices in Palestine. We study the personal names of the new generation in relation to name derivations and motivations in order to identify the emerging sociological aspects of naming practices in the West Bank of Palestine. We collected the names of the registered births over the last ten yea...
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Despite the severe social, health, political and economic impacts of the outbreak of Covid-19 on Palestinians, we contend that one positive aspect of this pandemic is that it has revealed the perils and shortcomings of the teacher-centered, traditional education which colonizes students’ minds, compromises their analytical abilities and, paradoxica...
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Palestinian female identity has been constructed and reconstructed as an amalgamation of patriarchal-oriented roles (daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother or even aunt), demonstrating women’s exclusion from the realm of men who have proper names to locate them within a family group. This article examines the suppression of the female name and...
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The new rhetoric of modern poetry which is characterized by conciseness and ambiguity has set it different from other poetic movements in English which in turn has made it the central focus of many researchers and scholars leading many of them to write about the 'distinction' of this type of literature. This study tackles the translation issue of m...
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Prompted by the scarcity of studies on the attitudes of people towards pet (companion) animals in most Arab countries and inspired by their previous research on the attitudes towards animals in Palestine and Norway, the researchers conducted this study to measure the attitudes of university students in Oman with reference to religious observance. A...
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The aim of this study is to investigate students' attitudes toward disabled people in Palestine as compared to the attitudes of their peers in Norway. The instrument used is the Multidimensional Attitudes Scale toward Persons with Disability (MAS); a self-report multidimensional inventory consisting of 34 items, that measures affects, cognition, an...
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The survey’s aim is to address whether or not the practice placement of Norwegian social work students over six consecutive years in the Balata Refugee Camp in Nablus, Palestine, has had any impact on the attitudes toward women among the population in the Camp. To achieve this, two groups, one experimental and one control, of a total 261 respondent...
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The survey’s aim is to address whether or not the practice of placing Norwegian Social Work students over six consecutive years in the Balata Refugee Camp in Nablus, Palestine, has had any impact on the attitudes toward women among the population in the camp. To achieve this, two groups, one experimental and one control, of a total 261 respondents,...
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The survey’s aim is to address whether or not the practice of placing Norwegian Social Work students over six consecutive years in the Balata Refugee Camp in Nablus, Palestine, has had any impact on the attitudes toward women among the population in the camp. To achieve this, two groups, one experimental and one control, of a total 261 respondents,...
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The Practice Placement in Palestine project is the result of collaborative efforts aimed at offering students from Lillehammer University College in Norway practical training in Palestinian refugee camps. The project brought the two cultures into close contact through which an exchange of ideas, cultural values, educational and social experiences t...
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In this research, a process is discussed for upgrading reformate and power former in Iraq’s Al-Doura refinery, by reducing the amount of benzene in the gasoline product with simultaneous reduction in the gasoline’s ASTM distillation end point. The process consists of fractionation of the reformate and power former to recover that fraction (90–180°C...
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The Practice Placement in Palestine Project is the result of collaborative efforts aimed at offering students from Lillehammer University College in Norway practical training in Palestinian refugee camps. The project brought the two cultures into close contact through which an exchange of ideas, cultural values, and educational and social experienc...
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he Practice Placement in Palestine project is the result of collaborative efforts aimed at offering students from Lillehammer University College in Norway practical training in Palestinian refugee camps. The project brought the two cultures into close contact through which an exchange of ideas, cultural values, educational and social experiences to...
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The Practice Placement in Palestine Pr o ject is the r e sult of collaborative ef forts aimed at o f fering s tudents fr om Lillehammer University College in Norway practical training in Palestinian r e fugee camps. The pr oject br o ught the two cultur es into close contact thr ough which an e xchange o f ideas, cultural values, and e ducational a...
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Preferred Abstract (Original): The sociopolitical realities in the Arab World and their relationship with the United States require that Arab professors of American literature at Arab Universities revise their syllabi and textbooks so that they do not serve the American hegemony on the Arab World. The researcher calls for preparing an anthology o...
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Preferred Abstract (Original): This study falls into two parts. The first part aims at demonstrating how pragmatic and functional considerations are important in legal translation. The corpus the researchers relied on consisted of nine translated versions of three authentic contracts. A Real-Estate Contract, a Contract of Lease and an Employment...
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In our translation programs at Arab universities we devote a lot of time to the teaching of translation theory believing that there are certain rules and theories that if a student masters, s/he will be a better and more competent translator. An awareness of intertextuality undermines the importance of theorizing about translation in favor of boost...
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Arabic interest in Emily Dickinson's poetry began immediately after the publication of the first collection of her poems, Poems by Emily Dickinson, in 1890 under the editorship of Mrs. Mabel Loomis Todd and Colonel Higginson. In 1891, the July 16th issue of Nation wrote about "an Arabic translation of Dickinson's poems made in Syria" and that it ha...
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Now that American critical studies of ethnic literature are less concerned with the idea of the melting pot in favor of displaying a mosaic of multiculturalism and of highlighting ethnic resistance to assimilation and cultural integration, the Arab's presence in this scenario_ of mosaic multiculturalism remains marginal. Unfortunately the political...

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This study aims to demonstrate the fact that allusive references are not used by sheer coincidence as linguistic or literary devices; allusive references are culture-bound units that occupy highly significant situational and contextual positions. Moreover, translating allusions is a very convoluted and troublesome task owing to dialogism which involves the writer, the reader, and the context. Due to the cultural barriers and differences between the SL & TL, some allusions appear as innocent units in the texts. Translators, therefore, can face serious challenges identifying them though they are bugged with meanings. By the same token, if translators manage to recognize some of the allusions in the text, they can miss other aspects like their connotative meaning and contextual impact since their semiotic referents may be deactivated in their language. This study contributes to building a model for the translation of intertextual references within the concept of dialogic space, where each translated text interweaves with the ST and recontextualizes with potential translations of the ST. To resolve the translation problems, the Bakhtinian notion does not require establishing fidelity with the source text or the target text as it has been the case with the traditional and recent target-oriented translation. Translation is rather deemed as the act of rewriting the ST in a tripartite intertextual space including the author, the reader, and the context. The produced translation, therefore, won’t be standing in an inferior position to the ST, but rather on an equal footing with it. The study espouses a dichotomy to translate the allusions: Leppihalme’s strategies (1997) for the translation of horizontal allusions, and Hervey and Higgins’ compensation strategies (1992) for the translation of vertical allusions.