The Role of Gender in Translation Accuracy



The aim of this study is to examine the role of gender in translation and the accuracy of translation, and thereby determine whether there is any difference between translations carried out by female and male translators in terms of translation accuracy. Two English novels and two translations for each, one by a female and the other by a male translator, were selected. Each translation was compared with its source text, sentence by sentence. Based on certain categories, their inappropriate renderings affecting the understanding of the ST, and its affect on translation accuracy, were extracted. The total numbers of the observed inappropriate renderings of each group of the female and male translators were counted. Having analyzed the data and having applied some statistical analyses, the researchers discovered that the answer to the research question was negative and the null hypothesis of the research was supported.