A Study of the Reasoning Behind the Choices of Meanings - Forms of Errors and Their Causes in the Translation of Jumlah Ismiyah and Fi’liyah

Syihabuddin Syihabuddin

Abstract

This study aims to examine students’ ability to identify the structure of nominal and verbal Arabic sentences and determine the meaning of the sentences. This research also aims to identify the forms of errors in determining meaning and the factors causing the errors. The subjects of this study were 23 students who were asked to identify sentence types, translate them into Indonesian, and explain the translation process. The data collected through an open-ended questionnaire. The results showed that students successfully identified 131 variants of the nominal sentences and 49 variants of the verbal sentences. However, in general, they are incorrect in identifying both types of sentences, inaccurate in doing the process of translation, and incorrect in choosing the type of the meanings. The errors in determining meanings are in the forms of conceptual, morphological, lexical, and contextual errors. These errors are due to their lack of understanding of the syntactic structure of Arabic language, and their lack of vocabulary knowledge. Therefore, it is advisable that lecturers should add more exercise in translating.

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Syihabuddin S. (2017). A Study of the Reasoning Behind the Choices of Meanings - Forms of Errors and Their Causes in the Translation of Jumlah Ismiyah and Fi’liyah.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 749-753. DOI: 10.5220/0007174407490753


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@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Syihabuddin Syihabuddin},
title={A Study of the Reasoning Behind the Choices of Meanings - Forms of Errors and Their Causes in the Translation of Jumlah Ismiyah and Fi’liyah},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={749-753},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007174407490753},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - A Study of the Reasoning Behind the Choices of Meanings - Forms of Errors and Their Causes in the Translation of Jumlah Ismiyah and Fi’liyah
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Syihabuddin S.
PY - 2017
SP - 749
EP - 753
DO - 10.5220/0007174407490753