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A Study of the Translation of Neologisms in Technical texts: a Case of Computer Texts
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Author(s)
Masoumeh Yazdani Moghadam , Ahmad Sedighi
KEYWORDS
computer texts, English language, Persian languages, translation procedures, types of neologisms.
ABSTRACT
In order to understand the style of the original author, the translation of the text should be the true reproduction of it. One aspect which helps translators to achieve the author style is accomplished by the translation of neologisms. Newmark [7] defined neologisms as newly coined lexical units or existing lexical units that acquire a new sense. The present study was an attempt to consider the most frequent type of neologisms in computer texts and also to identify the most common translational norm and procedure applied in their translation from English into Persian in 2000s. To achieve the aims, a parallel corpus of computer texts was selected; the instances of neologisms were identified in them and compared with their Persian counterparts. The findings of the research suggested that collocations were the most frequent type of neologisms in computer texts in 2000s, transference and lexical synonymy were the major translational norms and transference was also the most frequent translation procedure in the translation of neologisms in this specific period.
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