Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number2.  June 2022                                      Pp. 239- 252
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol13no2.16

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EFL Learners’ Syntactic Problems in Translation at AL-Baha University
from Arabic into English
 

Mohammed Ali Elsiddig Ibrahim
English Department
College of Science and Arts AL-Baha University, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: mohamed4444444247@yahoo.com

  

Received: 2/11/2022                  Accepted:  4/6/2022                   Published:6/24/2022

  

Abstract:
This research aims to address the syntactic problems that Saudi students confront when translating. The significance of the study is to detect syntactic issues among Saudi Arabian undergraduate students. The question is addressed in the study: what are the syntactic problems that Saudi students confront when translating? The researcher used a descriptive analytical method. The sample of twenty undergraduate students, selected from the boys’ section, were males and in the second level, enrolled in the second semester of 2018, at the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in English in Beljurshi, Al Baha University, and this study used a validated test of written Arabic text as a tool to collect information about the research problem. The data was examined, and the students’ syntactic problems were detected and categorized as omission and addition in the study. The study finding reveals that omission received a score of 103 out of a total of 50.7, while additions received a score of 99 out of a total of 49 percent. There are 202 syntactic problems in total. Discussion indicates that grammar norms are not being followed by the students, a lack of familiarity with the two languages’ rules, interference between the two languages is the most common cause of errors, and students failed to notice there are some distinctions between English and Arabic. The study recommends pursuing research in additional areas connected to syntactic issues.
Keywords: Differences, interference, language, omission, problems, syntactic, translation

 Cite as:  Ibrahim, M. A. E.  (2022). EFL Learners’ Syntactic Problems in Translation at AL-Baha University from Arabic into English . Arab World English Journal, 13 (2) 239- 252.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol13no2.16

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Received: 2/11/2022 
Accepted: 4/6/2022  
Published: 6/24/2022
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol13no2.16  

Dr. Mohammed Ali Elsiddig Ibrahim is an Assistant Prof at the English Department, College of Science and Arts AL-Baha University, KSA. He holds a PhD in general Translation. His areas of interest include translation problems, translation difficulties, general translation, translation theory interpretation, and method of interpretation.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7766-1788