Assertiveness and Prediction of Marked Structures in the Translations of Undergraduate English Students

Authors

1 Associate professor, University of Zabol

2 M.A. in TEFL, University of Zabol

Abstract

Markedness in linguistics is the state of being distinct, peculiar or complicated in comparison to a more usual or common form. Markedness has been widely studied in the literature. However, almost no study has ever explored the relationship between translators’ assertiveness and their preference of marked structures in translation. This article aims to investigate the relationship between the assertiveness level of Iranian undergraduate English students and their preference for using lexical and grammatical marked structures in their Persian translations. To this end, 60 undergraduate English students completed the Assertiveness Scale developed by Alberti & Emmons (1995), and rendered ten short statements taken from the story “Child by Tiger” into Persian. The translation test was scored by two raters, based on the use of marked lexical (e.g. wrong collocations, plurals) and grammatical (e.g. reduced clauses( structures in the students’ translation, and a high inter-rater reliability was achieved. Results revealed a significant positive relationship between the test-takers’ assertiveness and their preference to render English marked structures into Persian marked structures. The findings have implications for translation instructors.                                                                                
                                                                          
 
 

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Article Title [Persian]

رابطه میان سطح جسارت و کاربرد ساختارهای نشاندار

Authors [Persian]

  • حبیب الله مشهدی 1
  • مسلم فتح الهی 2
1 دانشیار دانشگاه زابل
2 کارشناسی ارشد دانشگاه زابل
Abstract [Persian]

هدف از انجام این پژوهش بررسی رابطه میان سطح جسارت فراگیران زبان انگلیسی و گرایش آنان به کاربرد ساختارهای واژگانی و دستوری نشاندار در ترجمه است. برای این منظور شصت نفر از دانشجویان دوره کارشناسی پرسشنامه جسارت آلبرتی و امونز(1995) را تکمیل کرده و ده بخش کوتاه از داستان انگلیسی «کودکی چون ببر» را که دارای ساختارهای نشاندار متعدد است را به فارسی برگردان نمودند. یافته های این مطالعه نشان داد که میان سطح جسارت ازمون دهندگان و گرایش آنان به کاربرد ساختارهای واژگانی و دستوری نشاندار در ترجمه رابطه ای مستقیم و معنادار وجود دارد. نتایج این پژوهش دستاوردهایی را برای فراگیران و مدرسان ترجمه در دانشگاه های ایران به همراه خواهد داشت
 
 

Keywords [Persian]

  • جسارت
  • ساختارهای نشاندار
  • واژگان
  • گرامر
  • ترجمه
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