HBKU student’s transliteration research wins award at Venice May 16, 2019 0 647 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaA postgraduate from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) recently received an award for his thesis during the International Conference on Applied Language and Translation Studies (ICALTS) at Venice, Italy.Ahmed al Awthan, who graduated on May 4 getting the Master of Arts in Translation Studies program at CHSS, was honored for his paper that examined unique aspects of transliteration, and how it can be appealing when translating words from English to Arabic because of the lack of agreement between translators on specific Arabic phrases to be used. Awthan said, “It’s been an incredible honour to be recognised for my translation research on a global stage. I’m grateful to my mentors, whose guidance and support have proved invaluable – through them I have learnt a great deal and their mentorship gave me confidence in my chosen research subject. “To earn international recognition is to reinforce CHSS’ capacity to graduate students who can succeed wherever they go. Our education experience at the college has been intriguing and compelling, and we were constantly challenged in ways that sought to expand our horizons.”Awthan’s thesis, written under the supervision of Dr Hendrik Kockaert, director of translation and interpreting studies, and Dr Amer al Adwan, assistant professor at CHSS, studied how 20 different translators can translate 15 terms on social media. In the presentation, Awthan focused on four terms and discussed them through paraphrasing and semantics. Dr Kockaert and Dr Adwan said in a joint statement, “The recognition Ahmed received for his thesis on Arabicisation of social media terms is a testament to his commitment to the subject matter he chose, which contributes nicely to a new research area in Translation Studies. It was a great honor to mentor him throughout his research work and we look forward to seeing his future achievements.” The topic of the thesis blends in with the national language policy enhancing the protection and the use of Arabic, not in the least regarding the Law Number Seven on the protection of the Arabic language. The thesis studies the challenges that translators often experience when translating social media terms into Arabic.CHSS provides transformative educational experiences that bridge disciplinary boundaries, and offer the academic community opportunities to engage in innovative research and collaboration. The Master of Arts in Translation Studies is delivered by the Translation and Interpreting Institute at CHSS, and is one of two programs that are validated by the University of Geneva. Pages 1234567 RELATED ARTICLES DeBakey, DPS emerge debate champions May 16, 2019 0 452 Ramadan tent at Westin Doha lays out a huge spread May 16, 2019 0 687 QNL spreads Ramadan cheer with a splash of colour May 16, 2019 0 402 VCUarts Qatar begins summer art and design programme 2019 Tribune News Network Doha Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) has launched the 2019 edition of its summer art and design programme for children and high school students. The .. QU students gain new insights at French Institute Tribune News Network Doha A team of 10 Qatar University students doing a minor in French recently visited the French Institute in Qatar. They are all students of the Department of English Literature and Linguistics ..