Outcomes

When investigated, GENTRIFICATION required explicitation which denotes both the social and physical transformations it entails. The yielded translations from Amman and Cairo offer a literal unpacking of these transformations (lit: 'the aesthetic/ architectural modification which impacts [and is impacted by] a change in social structure/ demographic use), while the translations yielded in Beirut and Tunis, specify the implicit capitalist model and adopted upper class aesthetics/ lifestyles inherent within the phenomenon. These variations could require further explanation within the target text.

Technique

Participants yielded a translation by making a lexical change which made the Target Text longer than the Source Text (an explanatory rephrasing of one Source Language term into several words in the Target Language). 

Cairo, Egypt

  • Gentrification
  • Translations

رأسملة تهجيجية

Amman, Jordan

  • Gentrification
  • Translations

برجزة حضرية

Beirut, Lebanon

  • Gentrification
  • Translations

تغيير عمراني ينتج عنه سراوة

Tunis, Tunisia

  • Gentrification
  • Translations

تحوّل عمراني مصاحب إزاحة طبقية