STUDENTS’ ABILITY TO TRANSLATE A SCIENTIFIC DISCOURSE TEXT FROM ENGLISH INTO INDONESIAN
Keywords:scientific discourse text, grammatical adjustment, lexical equivalence
The purpose of this research was to describe the university students’ ability in applying grammatical adjustment and lexical equivalence to translate a scientific discourse text from English into Indonesian. The design of this research was descriptive. Theresearcher used total sampling technique and the sample was 26 students. The instrument for collecting the data in this research was translation test of scientific discourse text about Biology. To make the test reliable the researcher used inter-rater technique. The result of analysis showed that the test was reliable. It was supported by the fact that the coefficient correlation was 0.93. It was categorized as very high correlation. Then the test was valid in terms of content because it covered the material that students had learnt. The research found that generally, all of the students have been able to translate scientific discourse text. In general 61.54% students got excellent ability and 38.46 % students got good ability. In applying lexical equivalence 84.62% students got excellent ability, 15.38% got good ability. In applying grammatical adjustment 3.85% got excellent ability, 73.08% got good ability, 19.23% got fair ability and 3.85% got poor ability.
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