Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 2(6), pp. 178 - 190
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020604
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Translation Studies Orientations: A Case Study on Asian and European Journals


Nadieh Rafiee 1, Azadeh Nemati 2,*
1 Department of Translation Studies, Science and Research, Branch, Islamic Azad University, Fars, Iran
2 Department of English Language Teaching, Jahrom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jahrom, Iran

ABSTRACT

The present study aimed at determining whether there existed any significant differences among different Translation Studies (TS) research areas in Asian as well as European journals. This study focused on the twelve main areas of TS listed by Williams and Chesterman (2002). To do so, six TS journal (three Asian and three European ones) were selected based on simple random sampling. Then, out of each journal, twenty articles were selected through simple random sampling. Having determined the corresponding TS research areas, each paper was placed in one of the twelve listed research areas. The results of the frequency analyses showed statistically significant differences among the frequencies of TS research areas in Asian and European journals (p < 0.05). While the most frequent research areas in Asian journals were 'Translator Training', 'Interpreting', and 'The Translation Process', the most frequent research areas in European journals were observed to be 'Genre Translation', 'Text Analysis and Translation', 'Translation History', and 'The Translation Process' The results also revealed that 'Multimedia Translation' and 'Terminology and Glossaries' were among the least frequent research areas, both in Asian and European journals.

KEYWORDS
Translation Studies, Asian TS Journals, European TS Journals, The Map, TS Research Areas

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Nadieh Rafiee , Azadeh Nemati , "Translation Studies Orientations: A Case Study on Asian and European Journals," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 178 - 190, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020604.

(b). APA Format:
Nadieh Rafiee , Azadeh Nemati (2014). Translation Studies Orientations: A Case Study on Asian and European Journals. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 2(6), 178 - 190. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020604.