Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number1  March 2021                                     Pp. 28 -39

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The Need for Translation in the Globalized World
English Arabic Contact in the Algerian Academic Context 

Faculty of Foreign Languages
University of Oran 2-Mohammed Ben Ahmed, Algeria
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Received: 12/29/2020         Acceoted: 3/3/2021        Published: 3/24/2021


The neck-breaking changes imposed by the process of globalization demand a reconsideration of the mundane scholarly dealings. The constant need for communication in a scientific area to keep pace with the continuing advancements and the newly published research works, mainly in the Speech-language Pathology branch, pushes the researcher to look for the appropriate tools which bridge the gap and ease the task. The researcher tries to find out how translation can bridge the gap between the technological improvements, anglicized data, and the actual context in which the Algerian students and teachers work?  This research paper aims, thus, at researching the significance of translation from English to Arabic in an Algerian academic context (at the University of Oran 2). To reach the predetermined objective, the researcher uses of descriptive case study research in which a students’ questionnaire, a teachers’ interview, and program analysis are used. The findings show that a total absence of both the English language and translation in such a scientific discipline widens the gap between the requirements of the age and the actual practice enormously. A set of recommendations, including insertion of a specialized translation module, are suggested to help both the teachers and the students in this department.
Keywords: Algerian, academic, context, English, Arabic, language contact, globalized world, Speech-Language Pathology, translation

Cite as: BENMOKHTARI, H . (2021). The Need for Translation in the Globalized World English Arabic Contact in the Algerian Academic Context
Arab World English Journal, 12 (1) 28 -39.


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Received: 12/29/2020
Accepted: 3/3/2021
Published: 3/24/2021

Dr. BENMOKHTARI, Ph.D. He had got his doctorate degree in translation studies 2014-2018 from the University of Tlemcen. Algeria. BENMOKHTARI is now a lecturer at Oran 2 university. He teaches a wide variety of courses including introduction to translation studies and specialized translation. ORCiD: