2024 : 5 : 28
Alimohammad Mohammadi

Alimohammad Mohammadi

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7087-0656
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 57224993349
Faculty: Literature and Languages
Address: Arak University


An Analysis of the Underspecifications of “AND” in Parallel Corpora: A Case Study in Simultaneous Translation in Iranian Context
underspecification, discourse marker, and, simultaneous translation
Journal پژوهشهاي زبان شناختي
Researchers Alimohammad Mohammadi


The present exploratory research intended to investigate the coherence relations in intercultural communications in the process of translation. As a result, the manifestations of underspecification in translation strategies of the most frequent, complex, common, and apparently simple discourse marker “and” were investigated. Research methodologies in discourse analysis and translation studies were combined through the data derived from parallel corpora in simultaneous translation. Instances of DMs were determined and sorted based on Mohammadi and Dehghan (2020) inventory of DMs. The results revealed that in 73% of the cases discourse marker “and” was underspecified. Two manifestations of underspecification were discovered in the process of analysis: change and omission. The translator changed this DM into different DMs in 35% of the instances. And the instances of AND were deleted in 38% of the cases. However, in 28% the instances of “and” were not underspecified. The bases and sources were discussed and different educational, research, and administrative implications were suggested.