Proceedings of the First International Conference on Economics, Business and Social Humanities, ICONEBS 2020, November 4-5, 2020, Madiun, Indonesia

Research Article

Equivalence Problems in the Translation of Student Translators

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2304592,
        author={Rusdi Noor Rosa and Yetti  Zainil and Zul  Amri},
        title={Equivalence Problems in the Translation of Student Translators},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Economics, Business and Social Humanities, ICONEBS 2020, November 4-5, 2020, Madiun, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONEBS},
        year={2021},
        month={2},
        keywords={equivalen problems translation student translator},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2304592}
    }
    
  • Rusdi Noor Rosa
    Yetti Zainil
    Zul Amri
    Year: 2021
    Equivalence Problems in the Translation of Student Translators
    ICONEBS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2304592
Rusdi Noor Rosa1,*, Yetti Zainil1, Zul Amri1
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Padang
*Contact email: rusdinoorrosa@fbs.unp.ac.id

Abstract

This paper aims at finding out equivalence problems encountered by student translators in translating a historical recount text. This is a descriptive study using the translation of student translators as the data. The study took 30 student translators as the participants who were asked to translate a historical recount text from English into bahasa Indonesia. The data were collected using Translog and any uses of online resources were allowed. The data were analysed using error analysis technique. The results of the study found several equivalence problems in the translation of student translators including translating SL interference, ST misunderstanding, improper use of borrowing technique, meaning deletion and insufficient TL competence. The findings suggest further studies to investigate possible solutions to such equivalence problems.