Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Looking beyond the text: the usefulness of translation process data
Authors: Massey, Gary
Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-02367-1
Published in: Methods in writing process research
Editors of the parent work: Knorr, Dagmar
Heine, Carmen
Engberg, Jan
Volume(Issue): 13
Page(s): 81
Pages to: 98
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Peter Lang
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Frankfurt am Main
ISBN: 978-3-653-02367-1
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.
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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