Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Investigating information literacy : a growing priority in translation studies
Authors: Massey, Gary
Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
DOI: 10.1556/Acr.12.2011.2.4
Published in: Across Languages and Cultures
Volume(Issue): 12
Issue: 2
Page(s): 193
Pages to: 211
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Akademiai Kiado
ISSN: 1588-2519
Language: English
Subjects: Training; Resource; Translation; Competence
Subject (DDC): 020: Library and information sciences
418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: Although not always labelled as such, information literacy has been implicitly recognized as a key aspect of translation competence by practitioners, teachers, and scholars. Yet, researchers have only recently begun to systematically examine information behavior in the translation processes of students and professionals to determine how translation-centered information literacy develops. The questions of how and whether translators use the tools and resources at their disposal and how students, novices, and professionals differ in this regard remain to be investigated in detail. The multi-method approach we use to analyze translation competence and information behavior combines data from ethnographic observation of the translation situation, surveys, semi-structured interviews, keystroke logging, computer screenshot recordings, concurrent and cue-based retrospective verbalizations of recorded translation processes, and eye-tracking. We report on the initial phases and results of a study on translators' information behavior to indicate how this type of research can contribute to understanding the development of translation competence and to improving information literacy teaching.
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: Capturing Translation Processes (CTP)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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