(TOOL) (PDF) – Persian Medical Terms, Naming and Morphosemantic Factors: A Discussion in Medical Translation | Ali Akbar Zeinali et Al.


The language of medicine with its morphologically complex words will provide considerable and interesting issues that can be studied by both linguists and translators. Lot of surveys were done previously to analyze the language  of  these  most  ancient  medical  records,  but  the  study  on  the  development  of  Persian  medical terminology  is  limited  in  number.  This  paper  provides  a  brief  terminological  description  of  the  selected English medical terms and their equivalents in the Persian language. The data consisting of 339 medical terms chosen  under  the  “Connective  Tissue  and  Musculoskeletal  System”  of  the  International  Classification  ofDiseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and their equivalents in the Persian language are selected for this study. The target terms are compared and analyzed based on the secondary term formation processes,  with  regardnto  morphosemantic  factors.  The  quantitative  and  qualitative  analyses  of  the  data indicate that various morphosemantic factors are involved in the secondary term formation processes of the Persian medical terms. The findings demonstrate that the most of the incompatible equivalents have been found in lexicology area; while semantic problems in them cover smaller proportion. Derivational capability and  compliance  with  the  language  rules  are  two  morphosemantic  factors  which  need  further  attention  in Persian language.

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via International Journal of Language and Literature

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