What is it about?

Ideology plays a crucial role in translation and this paper surveys on translator's system of beliefs (ideology) and its influence on three different Persian translation of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. This study makes an effort to demonstrate the translator's ideologies in three different eras i.e. before, during and after the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

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Why is it important?

This study tries to show that in different eras the translator's personal and social/cultural/political ideologies are in competition to be demonstrated in the target text.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long-standing collaborations. I hope this article makes what people might think is a boring, slightly abstract area like ideological issues in translation studies, kind of interesting and maybe even exciting.

Dr. Amin Amirdabbaghian
University of Malaya

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This page is a summary of: The Translator’s Ideology: A Study of Three Persian Translations of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Lebende Sprachen, April 2019, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/les-2019-0001.
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