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A TRANSLATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSIAN-ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS OF THE ARTICLE ABSTRACTS USING NAATI MODEL

Ali Amiri, Ebrahim Davoudi Sharifabad, Mostafa Amiri.

Abstract
This study assessed the translation quality of abstracts of some Iranian academic journals which
were translated from Persian to English. The researchers randomly selected fifty abstracts from journals
published in a major Iranian University. Two raters identified and classified the translators‟ errors based on
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) model: “general errors”, “isolated
errors affecting accuracy”, and “isolated errors not affecting accuracy”. The results showed that the “isolated
errors affecting accuracy” was of the highest frequency (n = 408). Regarding the “general errors”, “serious or
extensive mistranslation” was the most frequent error (n = 77). Also, in case of “errors affecting accuracy”, the
“grammatical errors” showed the highest frequency of errors (n = 177). Finally, “errors with spelling,
punctuation, and capital letters” had the highest frequency (n = 95) among the “isolated errors not affecting
accuracy”. It may be concluded that the translators of academic abstracts in Iran should avoid errors affecting
the accuracy of their translation. They are also recommended to pay special attention to “grammatical errors”,
“errors with spelling, punctuation, capital letters”, and “serious or extensive mistranslation”. The study has
implications for the Iranian translators, the editorial board of the journals, and provides insights for further
research.

Key words: Equivalents, general errors, Iranian translators, isolated errors, NAATI, translation quality assessment


 
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Ali Amiri, Ebrahim Davoudi Sharifabad, Mostafa Amiri. A TRANSLATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSIAN-ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS OF THE ARTICLE ABSTRACTS USING NAATI MODEL. JCR. 2021; 8(1): 506-515. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.55


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Ali Amiri, Ebrahim Davoudi Sharifabad, Mostafa Amiri. A TRANSLATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSIAN-ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS OF THE ARTICLE ABSTRACTS USING NAATI MODEL. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=52491 [Access: February 05, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.55


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Ali Amiri, Ebrahim Davoudi Sharifabad, Mostafa Amiri. A TRANSLATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSIAN-ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS OF THE ARTICLE ABSTRACTS USING NAATI MODEL. JCR. 2021; 8(1): 506-515. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.55



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Ali Amiri, Ebrahim Davoudi Sharifabad, Mostafa Amiri. A TRANSLATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSIAN-ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS OF THE ARTICLE ABSTRACTS USING NAATI MODEL. JCR. (2021), [cited February 05, 2021]; 8(1): 506-515. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.55



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Ali Amiri, Ebrahim Davoudi Sharifabad, Mostafa Amiri (2021) A TRANSLATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSIAN-ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS OF THE ARTICLE ABSTRACTS USING NAATI MODEL. JCR, 8 (1), 506-515. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.55



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Ali Amiri, Ebrahim Davoudi Sharifabad, Mostafa Amiri. 2021. A TRANSLATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSIAN-ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS OF THE ARTICLE ABSTRACTS USING NAATI MODEL. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (1), 506-515. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.55



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Ali Amiri, Ebrahim Davoudi Sharifabad, Mostafa Amiri. "A TRANSLATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSIAN-ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS OF THE ARTICLE ABSTRACTS USING NAATI MODEL." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 506-515. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.55



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ali Amiri, Ebrahim Davoudi Sharifabad, Mostafa Amiri. "A TRANSLATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSIAN-ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS OF THE ARTICLE ABSTRACTS USING NAATI MODEL." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.1 (2021), 506-515. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.55



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Ali Amiri, Ebrahim Davoudi Sharifabad, Mostafa Amiri (2021) A TRANSLATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSIAN-ENGLISH EQUIVALENTS OF THE ARTICLE ABSTRACTS USING NAATI MODEL. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (1), 506-515. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.55