Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Ergonomics and translation workplaces
Authors: Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1075/hts.5.erg1
Published in: Handbook of Translation Studies
Editors of the parent work: van Doorslaer, Luc
Gambier, Yves
Page(s): 67
Pages to: 72
Issue Date: 16-Sep-2021
Series volume: Volume 5
Publisher / Ed. Institution: John Benjamins
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Amsterdam
Language: English
Subjects: Ergonomics; Translation; Workplace; Professional
Subject (DDC): 418.02: Translating and interpreting
620: Engineering
Abstract: The activity of producing translations, in all variations from literature through patient information leaflets to subtitles, does not occur in isolation in a single translator’s mind independent of that individual’s physical setting. It necessarily involves tools, from those as traditional as pen and paper to complex technology that combines translation memory with adaptive neural Machine translation. Anyone who has been involved in the activity of translation in the last decade or two is aware that it has become inseparable from access to electronic resources, language technology, and human-computer interaction. The latter is often addressed within the discipline of ergonomics, which more broadly is concerned with “understanding the interactions among humans and other elements of a system”, as defined by the International Ergonomics Association (IEA).1 In the case of translation, the other elements of the system include not only source texts, parallel texts, various types of resources, software, computers, and other equipment but also the physical, social, and organizational setting in which the translator is situated or embedded.
URI: https://benjamins.com/online/hts/articles/hts.5.erg1
https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/23505
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Cognitive and Physical Ergonomics of Translation
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