A Master of Arts thesis in Translation and Interpreting MATI (English/Arabic/English) by Ajayb A. Al-Otaibi entitled, "Saudi Translation Project (2000-2015): A Historiographical Bibliometric Study," submitted in October 2015. Thesis advisor is Dr. Said Faiq. Soft and hard copy available.
This thesis discusses the Saudi Translation Project during the period 2000-2015. The discussion considers historiography, culture and identity in relation to Translation Studies, as well as the genealogy of translation in Saudi Arabia and its dominant ideology. The major translation projects and translation academic programs are assessed. Statistical and bibliometirc analyses are provided to measure improvements of translation activity in Saudi Arabia. The analysis of available data was augmented by information obtained through a questionnaire about translation obstacles. Recommendations are suggested for possible developments of the translation enterprise in Saudi Arabia.