Quranic Discourse Revisited: An Inquiry into the Nature of Quranic Discourse in the Light of the Qur'an & Hadith and in the Scholarly Literature
AbstractQura’n translation critics’ current approach to the nature of the language of the Holy Qur’an, regulating their treatment of the subject of Qur'an translation, implies their consideration of the Holy Text as belonging to (a combination of) text-types already structured within human discourse. The present study was undertaken to probe into the nature of the Quranic text, focusing on its specific discourse features. To further this aim, three sources (the Qur'an, Hadith, and the scholars’ literature) were studied, and the Qur'an’s self-descriptions were investigated, followed by the analysis of discourse strategies employed by the Qur'an for textual development. The findings support our hypothesis that Quranic discourse cannot be categorized under the same types as already defined in the fields of linguistics/translation studies. It was concluded that the taken-for-granted implication that the Holy Text fits into pre-defined discourse realms calls revisiting so that a better mutual understanding can be brought about regarding such long-held debates as (un)translatability; also, it was suggested that fields such as ‘Qur'an linguistics’ and ‘Qur'an Translation Studies’ are deemed necessary if more objectivity is aimed at in Qur'an translation criticism.
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Yazdani, M., & Manafi Anari, S. (2010). Quranic Discourse Revisited: An Inquiry into the Nature of Quranic Discourse in the Light of the Qur’an & Hadith and in the Scholarly Literature. Translation Studies Quarterly, 13(49). Retrieved from https://journal.translationstudies.ir/ts/article/view/293
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