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Title: Breaking Ground in Corpus-based Interpreting Studies
Edited By: Francesco Straniero Sergio
Caterina Falbo
Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 147

This book focuses on interpretation corpora which is one of the major
subjects of research in interpreting studies. It explores key issues such as
corpus design and representativeness, as well as aims and challenges of the
application of corpus-linguistics principles and methods to interpreting.
Interpreting corpora represent a real challenge because of the very nature of
the items they are composed of. The oral dimension, the unavoidable stage
of transcription and the difficulties in relying on authentic data are only some
of the aspects that make the creation of interpreting corpora a complex,
challenging and time-consuming activity. The book discusses the theoretical
problems and presents the working phases leading to the collection of five
different interpreting corpora. The variety of approaches adopted by each
research team highlights the fact that aims, interrogation methods and corpus
design are intertwined. A survey of the studies carried out so far using these
five interpreting corpora identifies data comparability as the core issue of
corpus-based interpreting studies.

Contents: Francesco Straniero Sergio/Caterina Falbo: Studying interpreting
through corpora. An introduction - Mariachiara Russo/Claudio
Bendazzoli/Annalisa Sandrelli/Nicoletta Spinolo: The European Parliament
Interpreting Corpus (EPIC): implementation and developments - Bendazzoli
Claudio: From international conferences to machine-readable corpora and
back: an ethnographic approach to simultaneous interpreter-mediated
communicative events - Annalisa Sandrelli: Introducing FOOTIE (Football in
Europe): simultaneous interpreting in football press conferences - Caterina
Falbo: CorIT (Italian Television Interpreting Corpus): classification criteria -
Eugenia Dal Fovo: Topical coherence in television interpreting:
question/answer rendition - Francesco Straniero Sergio: Using corpus
evidence to discover style in interpreters' performances - Marta Biagini: Data
collection in the courtroom: challenges and perspectives for the researcher.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034310710
Pages: 254
Prices: U.S. $ 75.95
U.K. £ 48.00
Europe EURO 53.80