Said Shiyab

Said Shiyab

Modern and Classical Language Studies
Professor of Translation Studies
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Said M. Shiyab is a Professor of Translation Studies and Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Modern Language and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University.  Prior to joining Kent State, Professor Shiyab was teaching at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.  He has also taught at various academic institutions including the University of Southern Indiana, University of Evansville, King Saud University, Yarmouk University, and the (UAE) University. Professor Shiyab founded the Department of Translation Studies at the UAE University, and served as its Chair between 2004 and 2012, in addition to serving as Acting Chair of the French Language Program at the same institution. In 2007, he received the College Best Performance Award for Excellence in Scholarship, recognizing his excellent scholarship.

Professor Shiyab is an editorial board member in many international journals such as the International Federation of Translators (FIT), International Journal of Translation Studies in the New Millennium, and International Journal of Asian Philosophical Association (IJAPA)He is also a member of the Higher Council for Translation, Arab League, a member and a fellow in the Chartered Institute of Linguists, London, (UK), and a Language Consultant and Translation Test Assessor for Xerox Global Knowledge and Language Services (Translation), UK.  In addition to many articles published in refereed journals, Professor Shiyab published many books among them A Textbook of Translation: Theoretical and Practical Implications (2006), Globalization and Aspects of Translation (2010), Translation and the Structure of Argumentation (2013), Flowers in the Desert (2014), Business Letters Across Languages (2015), and Translation: Concepts and Critical Issues (2016). 


intercultural/interpersonal misunderstanding, mutual understanding

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Global Understanding Research Initiative