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Title: Ideology, literacy and translators: How the translator’s ideology influences his/her higher-level literacy
Authors: Zlatnar Moe, Marija
Grahek Krizànar, Nina
Keywords: Reading skillsTarget languageInterpretation of the source textIdeological point of viewStudents’ personal experience
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Marija Zlatnar Moe, Nina Grahek Krizànar, " Ideology, literacy and translators: How the translator’s ideology influences his/her higher-level literacy" in: Rivista internazionale di tecnica della traduzione = International Journal of Translation, 13 (2011), pp. 25-36
Series/Report no.: Rivista internazionale di tecnica della traduzione = International Journal of Translation
13
Abstract: Translators need good reading skills, but first-year translation students often demonstrate only basic reading literacy which often results in inaccurate interpretation of the source text and a divergent message in the target text, often strongly influenced by the prevailing opinion in the target culture and/or by the translator’s personal opinion. We tested first-year and third-year students in their reading literacy in the source language (English), their ability to summarize what they read and to translate the text into the target language (Slovenian). The results show that the freshmen’s basic reading skills are satisfactory, but more advanced reading skills, such as interpretative and creative reading, present problems, which result in deficient summaries in the target language. In addition, the students’ creative reading is negatively affected by insufficient general knowledge and, surprisingly, their (or their culture’s) ideological point of view. The ability of the third-year students to understand and re-write a text in the target language was much improved, but the ideological influence was still there, especially in the parts of the text that were difficult, or close to the students’ personal experience.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/9174
ISSN: 1722-5906
Appears in Collections:Rivista internazionale di tecnica della traduzione n.13 - 2011

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