Translator and Interpreter Training

Overview

As a research area, education in the fields of translation and interpreting has received growing attention in recent years, with the increasing professionalization of the language-mediation sector demanding ever more highly trained employees with broader repertoires. This trend is evidenced in the present collection, which addresses issues in pedagogy in a variety of translation and interpreting domains. A global range of contributors discuss teaching, evaluation, professionalization and competence as they apply ...

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Overview

As a research area, education in the fields of translation and interpreting has received growing attention in recent years, with the increasing professionalization of the language-mediation sector demanding ever more highly trained employees with broader repertoires. This trend is evidenced in the present collection, which addresses issues in pedagogy in a variety of translation and interpreting domains. A global range of contributors discuss teaching, evaluation, professionalization and competence as they apply to an array of educational and linguistic situations.

Translator and Interpreter Training: Issues, Methods and Debates presents an in-depth consideration of the issues involved in this area of translation and interpreting studies, and will be of interest to all students and academics working and researching in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826498069
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/12/2008
  • Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Translation Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr John Kearns is a lecturer in translation at the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He has also worked as a professional translator and translator trainer, and chairs the Training Committee of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Professionalization and Intervention, Candace Seguinot, (York University, USA)
2. Teaching Interpreting and Interpreting Teaching: A Conference Interpreter's Overview on Second Language Acquisition, Alessandro Zannirato (John Hopkins University, USA)
3. Training Editors in Universities: Considerations, Challenges and Strategies, Haidee Kruger (North-West University, South Africa)
4. Mobility Programmes as a Learning Experience for Translation Students: Development and Assessment of Specific Translations and Transferable Generic Compentences in Study Abroad Contexts, Dorothy Kelly (University of Granada, Spain)
5. Systematic Assessment of Translator Competence: In Search of Achilles' Heel, Catherine Way (University of Granada, Spain)
6. First Results of a Translation Competence Experiment: 'Knowledge of Translation' and 'Efficacy of the Translation Process', PACTE Group
7. SLIP - A Toll of the Trade Married to an Educational Space: Making BSL Dictionaries, Christine W. L. Wilson (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland) and Rita McDade (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland)
8. Fan Translation Networks: An Accidental Translator Training Environment, Minako O'Hagan (Dublin City University, Ireland)
9. The Academic and the Vocational in Translator Education, John Kearns (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Bibliography Index

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