Problems of Translation in Cross-Cultural Research

  title={Problems of Translation in Cross-Cultural Research},
  author={Lee B. Sechrest and Todd L. Fay and S. M. Hafeez Zaidi},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={41 - 56}
There are various types of translation problems, not all of which have received sufficient attention. Translation of questions or other verbal stimuli has received more attention than problems of achieving equivalence in translations of orienting and task in-structions and responses. Vocabulary equivalence must take into account language as used by respondents and the possibility of terms lacking equivalents across languages. Equivalence in idiom and in grammar and syntax may be important, but… 

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