The Relationship between the Simultaneous Interpreters’ Speed of Speaking in their Native Language and the Quality of their Simultaneous Interpretation from English into their Native Language

Seyed Alireza Shirinzadeh Bojnourdi, Tengku Sepora Tengku Mahadi, Mohammad Sadegh Kenevisi


The purpose of the present study is to investigate whether there is a significant correlation between the simultaneous interpreters’ speed of speaking in their native language and the quality of their simultaneous interpretation from English into their native language which is Persian in this research. In making this happen, 30 simultaneous interpreters were chosen as the subjects of this study. To investigate the hypothesis, two different tests were designed: one for evaluating the quality of the simultaneous interpreters’ work, and the other for assessing the speed of their speaking in their native language, that is, Persian. The findings of the study have showed that there is a significant relationship between interpreters’ speed of speaking and their quality of interpretation, and the positive hypothesis is approved.


Interpretation, Simultaneous interpretation, Speed of speaking, Native language

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