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Books: Translation: Baer, Koby (eds)

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  1. paul, Beyond the Ivory Tower: Baer, Koby (eds)

Message 1: Beyond the Ivory Tower: Baer, Koby (eds)

Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 09:24:48 -0500 (EST)
From: paul <>
Subject: Beyond the Ivory Tower: Baer, Koby (eds)

Title: Beyond the Ivory Tower
Subtitle: Rethinking translation pedagogy
Series Title: American Translators Association Scholarly Monograph
	 Series XII

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,

Book URL:

Editor: Brian James Baer, Kent State University 
Editor: Geoffrey S. Koby, Kent State University 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027231885, Pages: xvi, 259 pp., Price: EUR 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 158811399X, Pages: xvi, 259 pp., Price: USD 110.00


This collection of essays by contemporary translation scholars and
trainers addresses what is a critically important, though often
neglected, field within translation studies: translation pedagogy. The
contributors explore some of the current influences on translator
training from both inside and outside the academy, such as: trends in
foreign language pedagogy, teaching methods adapted from various
applied disciplines, changes in the rapidly-expanding language
industry, and new technologies developed for use both in the classroom
and the workplace.

These various influences challenge educators to re-conceptualize the
translator's craft within an increasingly specialized and computerized
profession and encourage them to address changing student needs with
new pedagogical initiatives. Combining theory and practice, the
contributors offer discussion of pedagogical models as well as
practical advice and sample lessons, making this volume a unique
contribution to the field of translation pedagogy.

Table of contents

Introduction: Translation pedagogy. The other theory
Brian James Baer and Geoffrey S. Koby vii

1. Translation as process
>From instruction to collaborative construction: A passing fad or the
 promise of a paradigm shift in translator education?
 Donald C. Kiraly 3-27
Towards an empirically-based translation pedagogy
 Sonia Colina 29-59
Think-alouds as a pedagogical tool
 Judy Wakabayashi 61-82
Teaching translation as a form of writing: Improving translator
 Alexander Gross 83-93

2. Translation as product 
Learning through portfolios in the translation classroom
 Julie E. Johnson 97-116
Assessing assessment: Translator training evaluation and the needs of
 industry quality assessment
 Fanny Arango-Keeth and Geoffrey S. Koby 117-134
Teaching text revision in a multilingual environment
 Jonathan T. Hine Jr. 135-156
Gender, pedagogy, and literary translation: Three workshops and a
 Carol S. Maier 157-172
After [Isaac] Babel: Teaching communicative competence for translation
 Natalia Olshanskaya 173-190

3. Translation-related technologies
Towards a collaborative approach to corpus building in the translation
 Lynne Bowker 193-210
Task-based instruction and the new technology: Training translators
 for the modern language industry
 Geoffrey S. Koby and Brian James Baer 211-227
Building a curriculum for Japanese localization translators:
 Revisiting translation issues in the era of new technologies
 Takashi Kosaka and Masaki Itagaki 229-249
Contributors 251-253
Index 255-258

Lingfield(s): Translation

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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