LINGUIST List 30.1034

Tue Mar 05 2019

Books: The Role of Theory in Translator Training: Pöchhacker, Kaindl (eds.), Di Mango

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Date: 28-Feb-2019
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Subject: The Role of Theory in Translator Training: Pöchhacker, Kaindl (eds.), Di Mango
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Title: The Role of Theory in Translator Training
Published: 2019
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

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Author: Daniela Di Mango
Editor: Franz Pöchhacker
Editor: Klaus Kaindl
Electronic: ISBN: 9783823391616 Pages: 440 Price: Europe EURO 70.40
Paperback: ISBN: 9783823381617 Pages: 440 Price: Europe EURO 88.00

Translation study programs have always been torn between the expectations placed on them to provide students with a comprehensive education at an academic level but at the same time to prepare them for the demands of the professional translation market. There is, furthermore, an ongoing debate about a supposed gap between translation theory and practice. Several, often opposing claims have been put forward concerning the usefulness of theory to professionals and students and how and when to best implement theoretical courses in translation curricula. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the different opinions and expectations that have been put forward in the literature and to test some of these claims empirically on student subjects who have been trained with either a practical or a theoretical focus on translation. It thus gives insights into the role of both theoretical and practical aspects in translator training and the ways in which each of them can contribute to the development of translation competence.

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Written In: English (eng)

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