E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2024

Translation Quality Assessment of Steve Harvey Talk Show's Translations: A Case Study

Author(s): Mahmoud Mamdouh Baker Nassar, Omar Mohammad Bani Mofarrej


The present study is an attempt to examine and assess the quality of various translations of spoken discourse in media, namely in Steve Harvey's talk show "Ask Steve". Following Assafi (2011), the researchers analyzed a large number of YouTube videos translated into Arabic. The researchers found that there were several problems and fatal translation errors the translators made. These included: The lack of accuracy in most of the cases, the lack of grammaticality and acceptability, wrong choice of diction, and problems in idiom comprehension. For each mistranslated expression, the researchers suggested two possible translations, one in Standard Arabic and the other in Egyptian Arabic.

Keywords: Acceptability, Assessment, Steve, Translation

Pages: 887-891

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