International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Gender Creative Translation: Which is better? A Case Study of Saudi Learners
Ahmad Mustafa Halimah

This study is an attempt to investigate gender differences inthetranslating of creative writings. The researcher hypothesizes that Saudi female learners tend to perform better than their male counterparts in poetry translation. To test this hypothesis, 30 (15 male,15 female) students of the Creative Translation course at the English Language Department, King Faisal University were selected and participated in the experiment. The test included 5 questions; it was designed based on 5 different creative translation tasks. A Consensual Assessment Technique (CAT) and a set of ACNCS criteria were used to assess the quality of the translated texts. The discussion of the results and quantitative and qualitative analysis of the poetic extracts unilaterally used in this paper indicated that female learners performed better as well as seemed to be more creatively disposed than their male counterparts. Although this study has some limitations, it can be applied by teachers of other non-literary texts.

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