Title: Translation workplace-based research
Authors : Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
Massey, Gary
et. al : No
Published in : Routledge handbook in translation and technology
Pages : 354
Pages to: 369
Editors of the parent work: O'Hagan, Minako
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Routledge
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Abingdon
Issue Date: 2019
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Series : Routledge handbooks in translation and interpreting studies
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Professional translation workplace; Ecological validity; Situated activity; Transdisciplinary action research
Subject (DDC) : 418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: Technological developments have dramatically changed the practice of translation while at the same time opening up new opportunities to do research into the realities of professional translation where it actually happens. An increasing commitment to ecological validity is currently encouraging a shift from university classrooms and laboratories to workplace-based research. Early studies tended to rely on single methods and/or cases, but more recent ones have used a variety of quantitative and qualitative approaches to collect various types of data as professional translators do their work at their normal workplaces. The methodological considerations involved in doing workplace-based research are more complex than in some other settings, but good practices are emerging to deal with the logistical and ethical challenges that this type of research inevitably entails. Nevertheless, there are issues related to access, available resources and recruitment that also have to be considered. After reviewing these, we reflect on how the framework of transdisciplinary action research may offer a logical solution for translation workplace-based studies, since it considers practitioners to be necessary and active partners in the process.
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
Publication type: Book part
DOI : 10.4324/9781315311258
ISBN: 978-1-315-31125-8
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/18364
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