Paula Cifuentes-Férez

List of John Benjamins publications for which Paula Cifuentes-Férez plays a role.



Within the context of the Thinking-for-translating framework, this paper analyses the translation of boundary-crossing events including Manner from English into German (both satellite-framed languages) and Catalan and Spanish (both verb-framed languages) to investigate whether student… read more
Cifuentes-Férez, Paula and Purificación Meseguer Cutillas 2018 Can self-esteem and creative intelligence foster accuracy and creativity in professional translators?Translation, Cognition & Behavior 1:2, pp. 341–360 | Article
Over this last decade translation process research has provided evidence for the importance of studying translators and interpreters’ individual differences so as to gain a better understanding of the cognitive processes involved in translation and the potential impact of the translator’s… read more
Rojo López, Ana María and Paula Cifuentes-Férez 2017 Chapter 13. On the reception of translations: Exploring the impact of typological differences on legal contextsMotion and Space across Languages: Theory and applications, Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Iraide (ed.), pp. 367–398 | Chapter
Three experiments are designed to test the effects that the loss of manner information may have on the translation of crime accounts. The first two experiments hypothesize that losing Manner in the Spanish translation of an English crime description will elicit a less severe judgment of the offense… read more
The present paper examines the acquisition of English physical motion constructions by Spanish translators in training. Drawing from Talmy’s (1985, 1991, 2000) typological framework for motion event descriptions and Slobin’s (1996, 2003) thinking-for-speaking hypothesis, the main aim of this… read more
Cifuentes-Férez, Paula and Ana María Rojo López 2015 Thinking for translating: A think-aloud protocol on the translation of manner-of-motion verbsTarget 27:2, pp. 273–300 | Article
Typological studies on the linguistic expression of motion are certainly of interest to translation scholars. The study of how motion is expressed across languages has indeed revealed some striking typological differences (e.g., Talmy 1985, 1991, 2000; Berman and Slobin 1994; Stromqvist and… read more
Motion and vision seem to be connected domains in, at least, two respects. Vision is a kind of “fictive motion” (Talmy, 1996; 2000a), and both domains seem to appear in similar syntactic constructions (Gruber, 1967; 1976; Slobin, 2008). In this study, we examine whether the different lexicalisation… read more
Talmy’s (e.g., 1985, 2000) seminal work has engendered a great deal of research and debate in the literature on motion event descriptions over the last decades. Despite the vast amount of research on the linguistic expression of motion events, the fact that motion verb roots might encode… read more