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Title: Professional translators’ self-concepts and directionality : indications from translation process research
Authors : Hunziker Heeb, Andrea
Published in : The Journal of Specialised Translation
Volume(Issue) : 25
Pages : 74
Pages to: 88
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Journal of Specialised Translation
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Namensnennung 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Translation process research; Self-concept; Professional translation; L2 translation; Translation into a second language
Subject (DDC) : 418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: Translation into a second language (also called inverse translation or L2 translation) is a widespread professional practice in many language communities. However, it is still fraught with prejudice and believed to result in work of low quality, and is therefore widely under-researched. This paper investigates whether the self-concepts of professional L2 translators differ from those of professional L1 translators. The translator’s self-concept, which can loosely be defined as the self-perception of professional roles and responsibilities, is a key aspect in certain well-known cognitive models of translation competence. The present article reports on a study of a group of bidirectional translators and a group of unidirectional translators whose self-concepts are investigated by means of retrospective verbal protocols. Results suggest that there are no substantial differences in the self-concepts of the two groups.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-2049
ISSN: 1740-357X
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