Quantitative Methods in Corpus-Based Translation Studies: A practical guide to descriptive translation research

Quantitative Methods in Corpus-Based Translation Studies: A practical guide to descriptive translation research

by Michael P. Oakes, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Stefan Th. Gries, Stefanie Wulff
     
 

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This is a comprehensive guidebook to the quantitative methods needed for Corpus-Based Translation Studies (CBTS). It provides a systematic description of the various statistical tests used in Corpus Linguistics which can be used in translation research. In Part 1, Theoretical Explorations, the interplay between quantitative and qualitative methodologies is explored.

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This is a comprehensive guidebook to the quantitative methods needed for Corpus-Based Translation Studies (CBTS). It provides a systematic description of the various statistical tests used in Corpus Linguistics which can be used in translation research. In Part 1, Theoretical Explorations, the interplay between quantitative and qualitative methodologies is explored. Part 2, Essential Corpus Studies, describes how to undertake quantitative studies, with a suitable level of technical and relevant case studies. Part 3, Quantitative Explorations of Literary Translations, looks at translations of classic works by Cao Xueqin, James Joyce and other authors. Finally, Part 4 on Translation Lexis uses a variety of techniques new to translation studies, including multivariate analysis and game theory. This book is aimed at students and researchers of corpus linguistics, translation studies and quantitative linguistics. It will significantly advance current translation studies in terms of methodological innovation and will fill in an important gap in the development of quantitative methods for interdisciplinary translation studies.

Editorial Reviews

Oliver Culo
With a basic knowledge of statistical techniques and a willingness to extend one's horizon, this volume certainly is an excellent companion for researchers who aim at broadening or fortifying their knowledge of the field of corpus-based translation studies and at drawing inspiration for their won future research.
Federico Zanettin
This volume is a thematically coherent collection of articles and an important contribution to corpus-based translation studies. All together, it makes a convincing argument for the need to assess the statistical significance of theoretical claims based on quantitative corpus data.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027203670
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
Studies in Corpus Linguistics Series, #51
Pages:
371

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