Identifying Unit of Translation in Self-Prefixed Words from English to Persian: Word, Phrase or Sentence

Ali Eskandari1, Ahmad MoienZade


This paper discusses the unit of translation of inflected words between English and Persian. To conduct this research, 10 MA students of translation studies were picked and asked to translate 20 sentences each of which contained a self-prefixed word. Self-prefixed items are all considered as word in English but as it turned out only 56% of the participants were able to render self-prefixed Persian words of which about 43.5% were translated correctly.

Key words: Translation; Self-prefixed; English; Persian


Translation; Self-prefixed; English; Persian



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