Translator and Interpreter Training: Issues, Methods and Debates (Continuum Studies in Translation)

Translator and Interpreter Training: Issues, Methods and Debates (Continuum Studies in Translation)

By: John Kearns (editor)Hardback

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This title presents an in-depth study by a number of international contributors on the issues surrounding the increasing professionalization of the language-media sector, and its demands for ever more highly trained employees with broader skills repertoires.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 a range 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.Published in association with the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS), "Continuum Studies in Translation" aims to present a series of books focused around central issues in translation and interpreting. Using case studies drawn from a wide range of different countries and languages, each book presents a comprehensive examination of current areas of research within translation studies written by academics at the forefront of the field. The thought-provoking books in this series are aimed at advanced students and researchers of translation studies.

About Author

John Kearns has worked for several years as a translator trainer in Poland. He is currently engaged in research at Dublin City University, Ireland. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association and is the editor of the monthly ITIA Bulletin.


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, USA); 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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  • ISBN13: 9780826498052
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780826498052
  • ISBN10: 0826498051

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