Process-Oriented Research: The Missing Link in Iranian Translation Studies



Considering research contributions to translation studies in the Iranian context , especially in the recent years , there is a remarkable improvement in terms of both quality and quantity of these studies . Most of these studies can be classified in one of the following groups: ( 1 ) the studies which adopt a linguistic -oriented approach , ( 2 ) those with non - linguistic orientations covering socio - cultural or historical issues , for example , and ( 3 ) theoretical contributions . This paper appreciates the existing valuable attempts accomplished in the field of translation studies on one hand , and on the other , highlights the process -oriented research as the major vacancy and research priority of the current situation of translation studies in Iran . Furthermore , it illustrates the schema of process - oriented research and discusses its position in the Iranian context .