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Translator trainers' attitude about using translation theories in practical translation classes at Iranian Universities

(2013) Translator trainers' attitude about using translation theories in practical translation classes at Iranian Universities. Advances in Environmental Biology.

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Abstract

This case study intended to identify the translator trainers' attitude at Iranian universities about using translation theories in practical translation classes. It aimed to improve translation teaching programs at universities. In this regard, eight universities and 29 instructors from these universities were chosen randomly. The participants filled out a questionnaire containing 15 items divided to two parts. The first part asked questions on the use of translation theories in practical translation generally. The second part checked instructors' personal attitude about using translation theories in their practical translation classes and how they motivate students to apply translation theories. The answers to the items ranged from strongly agree to strongly disagree. Strongly agree was graded 5 and strongly disagree 1.To analyze the data SPSS program version 16 was applied and descriptive statistics including frequency, percent, mean and standard deviation was used. One sample T-test was applied on every item based on the gained grade considering medium level to be 3 and statistical significance 0.05. The results suggest that the translator trainers at Iranian universities have a generally good attitude and are aware of the importance of translation theories yet they seem to be undecided whether: 1. translation theories help students translate more accurately, 2. prepares students as a researcher and not a practitioner and 3.general rules of translation help students more than theories of translation. Due to this uncertainty they indirectly ignore translation theories in practical translation classes which can mislead students about the significance and is worth considering.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Attitude Translation theories Translator trainers
Subjects: History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > WZ 305-350 Miscellany Relating to Medicine
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5172

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