Document Type : Original Article


Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran


Discourse audiences are susceptible to fall victims of the concealed ideological representations in discourses at the expanse of changing and modifying their mental models through which they act on the world. Translators as readers and at the same time intercultural mediators need to be equipped with the knowledge of how ideology is accommodated in discourse both not to fall victim to it and to intervene as necessary. The curriculum of English translation undergraduate program at Iranian universities does not formally include any course or portion of the syllabus of a course to address ideology in discourse and translation. Using think aloud protocol procedure, the present study aims at investigating the extent of this knowledge of Iranian graduates of BA in English Translation. The results demonstrate that the trained English translators mainly examine the source discourse at more metaphorically visible levels of discourse and the more abstract discourse categories remain almost untapped.