Writing Strategies Exhibited by a Translator in Translating a Short Text

  • Risna Saswati Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing (STBA) LIA Jakarta


This study aims to investigate the use of writing strategies by translators when translating short texts. The method used in this research is explorative-interpretative. Participants are freelance translators who complete short text translations. The data collection techniques are Think-Aloud Protocols (TAPs) and Trans Log II. The results showed that the participants used various writing strategies when translating the text at all stages. Rhetorical, cognitive, metacognitive and social/affective writing strategies were found in the transfer stage. Communicative strategies are not found at this stage. The last stage, restructuring, applied all writing strategies: rhetorical, cognitive, metacognitive, social/affective and communicative writing strategies. Regarding TAP, data collection techniques can reveal the translator's thought process while translating. In conclusion, the strategy identified at all stages included metacognitive, cognitive, communicative, and social/affective strategies.

Keywords: Writing Strategy, TAP, Translation Process


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How to Cite
Saswati, R. (2021). Writing Strategies Exhibited by a Translator in Translating a Short Text. Linguistic, English Education and Art (LEEA) Journal, 5(1), 107-118. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31539/leea.v5i1.3075
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