Manifestation of Translation Strategies via Think-aloud Protocol

  • Samaneh Rahnama Islamic Azad University – Iran
Keywords: Think Aloud Method, Translation Process, Translator Mind, Mixed Method Design


This study was concerned with the effect of think-aloud method on the translation process. The aim of this study was to examine differences between translators in the implementation of Newmark’s strategies in translating general texts from English into Persian. Four students (three females and one male) majoring in Translation Studies participated in this study. The researcher used a mixed-method design. In the qualitative phase of the study, the data were collected through the think-aloud protocol, translation task, and cassette recorders. The results suggested that there was no significant difference between translators in the implementation of Newmark strategies with regard to translation tasks. During the quantitative phase of the study, the researcher examined the difference between the translators in implementing translation strategies while translating general texts from English into Persian. In this phase of the study, the data were analyzed using SPSS 19 performing Chi-square. The results of this phase proposed that there was statistically no significant difference between the four translators with regard to most of the translation strategies.


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Author Biography

Samaneh Rahnama, Islamic Azad University – Iran

Islamic Azad University, Quchan Branch, Quchan, Iran. Master’s Degree in English Translation, Islamic Azad University, Quchan Branch


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How to Cite
Rahnama, S. (2019). Manifestation of Translation Strategies via Think-aloud Protocol. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 4(22), 196-205. Retrieved from