Translation Practice in the Field

Current research on socio-cognitive processes

ORCID logoHanna Risku | University of Vienna
ORCID logoRegina Rogl | University of Vienna
ORCID logoJelena Milosevic | University of Vienna
ISBN 9789027203977 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027262196 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
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This volume presents recent research that follows translators, interpreters and translation project managers into their various work contexts and environments. It extends the scope of analysis of translation research from individuals and texts to collectives in their social and material worlds. Particular attention is paid to current translation and interpreting practice, the genesis of translations, the handling and completion of translation projects in real workplaces and the factors that shape these translation/interpreting situations.
Covering fields as diverse as technical and literary translation, transcreation and church interpreting, the chapters show just how varied translation and interpreting processes and workplaces can prove to be. They provide new insights into the effects of the increasing use of technology in the translation workplace and the manifold requirements placed on translators and interpreters in a heterogeneous and fast-changing field of practice.
Originally published as special issue of Translation Spaces 6:1 (2017).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 105] 2019.  v, 184 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This volume offers a welcome unifying contribution to an emerging field of workplace studies in Translation Studies, combining socio-cognitive, ergonomic, emotional and practice-driven approaches into what is becoming a coherent new paradigm of research.”
Translation Practice in the Field is a ground-breaking collection whose contributions truly expand the scope of cognitive translation studies. The volume presents a robust body of ethnographic “field” research emphasizing the situated nature of translational activity in authentic work contexts, providing a much-needed complement to the experimental side of translation process research.”
“Focusing on the situated and embedded nature of translation and interpreting work, this volume offers a thorough and thought-provoking introduction to workplace research in Translation Studies. By employing multidisciplinary approaches to an impressive range of work contexts, the contributions unfold the multitude of dimensions involved in translators’ and interpreters’ work.”
“This important publication investigates translation practice in the workplace applying ethnographic methods to investigate socio-cognitive processes, workplace dynamics, cognitive ergonomics, the role of emotion, and more.”
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Haapaniemi, Riku
2023. How production and distribution processes shape translations in organisations. Translation Spaces 12:1  pp. 74 ff. DOI logo
Schlager, Daniela & Hanna Risku
2023. Contextualising translation expertise. Translation, Cognition & Behavior 6:2  pp. 230 ff. DOI logo

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Applied linguistics

Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies

Main BIC Subject

CFP: Translation & interpretation

Main BISAC Subject

LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019020171 | Marc record