Title: Looking beyond the text: the usefulness of translation process data
Authors : Massey, Gary
Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
Published in : Methods in Writing Process Research
Volume(Issue) : 13
Pages : 81
Pages to: 98
Editors of the parent work: Knorr, Dagmar
Heine, Carmen
Engberg, Jan
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Peter Lang Edition
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Frankfurt am Main
Issue Date: 2014
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Translation pedagogy; Translation competence; Translation process; Translation process measrue
Subject (DDC) : 418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: One of the major challenges in translation process research has been establishing its relevance to the quality of products. Comparisons of individuals with different levels of experience can and have been used in attempts to identify the parameters associated with translation competence. The present chapter explores how various quantitative measures derived from a large corpus of translation processes differentiate students from professionals and might be predictive of future student performance. Focused use of external resources, pausing, and speed of target text production were robust indicators of professional experience. In addition, the amount of revision done by MA students in the beginning of their first semester seemed to be inversely related to their performance in their final-semester translation course. We propose that reflective text production may be a strong indicator of translation competence and discuss some implications of our findings for diagnostics, training, and evaluation.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
Publication type: Book Part
DOI : 10.3726/978-3-653-02367-1
ISBN: 978-3-653-02367-1
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/2693
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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