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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: MT Literacy : a cognitive view
Authors: O’Brien, Sharon
Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1075/tcb.00038.obr
Published in: Translation, Cognition & Behavior
Volume(Issue): 3
Issue: 2
Pages: 145
Pages to: 164
Issue Date: 10-Nov-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: John Benjamins
ISSN: 2542-5277
Language: English
Subjects: Cognitive load; Digital literacies; MT literacy; Use-case scenarios
Subject (DDC): 410.285: Computational linguistics
418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: MT literacy means knowing how MT works, how the technology can be useful in a particular context, and what the implications are of using it for various purposes. As MT usage grows, the necessity for MT literacy also grows. This knowledge forms part of the greater need for digital literacies. In this contribution, we relate MT literacy to the concept of cognitive load in professional translation production and in translator training scenarios. We then move beyond the sphere of translation studies to examine other use-case settings—crisis communication, academic writing and patent publishing—to consider how MT can offer solutions and how MT literacy can impact cognitively in those settings. We discuss how training in MT literacy can empower language professionals and present two proposals for course content designed for MT users in other sectors.
Further description: This article is under copyright and the publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint the material in any form.
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
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