Translation and Interpreting Studies | The Journal of the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association

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ORCID logoBrian James Baer | Kent State University
ORCID logoChristopher D. Mellinger | University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Managing Editor
ORCID logoLaura Gasca Jiménez | Fairfield University
Review Editor
ORCID logoJavier de la Morena-Corrales | Kent State University
Translation and Interpreting Studies (TIS) is a peer-reviewed journal designed to disseminate knowledge and research relevant to all areas of language mediation. TIS seeks to address broad, common concerns among scholars working in various areas of Translation and Interpreting Studies, while encouraging sound empirical research that could serve as a bridge between academics and practitioners. The journal is also dedicated to facilitating communication among those who may be working on related subjects in other fields, from Comparative Literature to Information Science. Finally, TIS is a forum for the dissemination in English translation of relevant scholarly research originally published in languages other than English. TIS is the official journal of the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association (ATISA).

TIS publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN: 1932-2798 | E-ISSN: 1876-2700
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Latest articles

23 April 2024

  • Poetic content [Poeticheskoe soderzhanie] : The first chapter of Efim Etkind’s Poetry and Translation [Poeziia i perevod]
    Efim Etkind | TIS 19:1 (2024) pp. 136–169
  • 16 April 2024

  • Introduction to translating Etkind
    Suzanne Eade Roberts | TIS 19:1 (2024) pp. 132–135
  • 15 April 2024

  • Translationality : A transformational concept for translation studies?
    Matt Valler
  • 29 March 2024

  • Authenticating otherness : The English translation of Chinese thinking on painting
    Ge Song
  • 22 March 2024

  • Changes in the translator’s position on the author and readers : A feminist scholar’s peritexts in her translation of Three Guineas
    Sang-Bin Lee
  • Effect of word order asymmetry on the cognitive load of English–Chinese sight translation : Evidence from eye movement data
    Xingcheng Ma Dechao Li | TIS 19:1 (2024) pp. 105–131
  • “Please make sure we don’t get this interpreter again” : Australian legal aid lawyers’ experience of working with interpreters
    Han Xu
  • MT error detection and correction by Chinese language learners
    Qi Zhang , Caitríona Osborne Joss Moorkens
  • 1 December 2023

  • How a translation impacts its translator : A case study of Timothy Richard’s Chinese translation of Looking Backward
    Huarui Guo
  • Cultural mediation in crisis translation : A snapshot of the citizen translator in China’s Greater Bay Area during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Shuyin Zhang , Yingyi Zhuang Liwen Chang | TIS 18:2 (2023) pp. 301–324
  • 27 November 2023

  • Fan translation and affective mediation : A study of Hiddles’ Translation Army of China
    Junru Mo Haina Jin | TIS 18:2 (2023) pp. 261–279
  • 16 November 2023

  • Introduction : Revisiting mediation in translation and interpreting
    Caiwen Wang Raquel de Pedro Ricoy | TIS 18:2 (2023) pp. 255–260
  • 9 November 2023

  • Probing the cognitive load of consecutive interpreters : A corpus-based study
    Riccardo Moratto Zhimiao Yang
  • 6 November 2023

  • Mediatorship in the clash of hegemonic and counter publics : The curious case of Heartstopper in Turkey
    Göksenin Abdal Büşra Yaman | TIS 18:2 (2023) pp. 280–300
  • 2 November 2023

  • The translator’s imperial experience and the dual role of translation : The reception of George Jamieson’s translation of the Qing Code
    Rui Liu | TIS 19:1 (2024)
  • 23 October 2023

  • Beyond cannibalism : The metaphor of anthropophagy as a conceptual refraction in translation studies
    Gabriel Borowski | TIS 19:1 (2024) pp. 21–32
  • 20 June 2023

  • Translation norms and bilingual dictionaries : A case study of the North Korean Jo-Yeong Sajeon [Korean–English Dictionary]
    Hyongrae Kim | TIS 19:1 (2024) p. 81
  • 15 June 2023

  • Teaching the art of “judicious” translators’ interventions
    Hélène Jaccomard
  • 6 June 2023

  • Text as haunt : The spectrality of translation
    Kelly Washbourne Camelly Cruz-Martes | TIS 19:1 (2024) pp. 1–20
  • 30 May 2023

  • A comparative interpreting studies view of interpreting in religious contexts
    Jonathan Downie | TIS 18:3 (2023) pp. 448–470
  • 22 May 2023

  • First encounters : The earliest approaches to translating and interpreting the Chinese language in the early modern period
    Florin-Stefan Morar | TIS 18:1 (2023) pp. 139–158
  • ‘Help is on the way’ : (In)accessible policing in the UK through sign language interpreting
    Robert Skinner Jemina Napier | TIS 17:3 (2022) pp. 455–477
  • 4 May 2023

  • Communication in child language brokering : Role expectation and role performance
    Claudia V. Angelelli Federica Ceccoli | TIS 18:2 (2023) pp. 167–190
  • 25 April 2023

  • The institutionalization of sign language interpreting and COVID-19 briefings in Canada
    Kristin Snoddon Erin Wilkinson | TIS 17:3 (2022) pp. 359–380
  • 27 March 2023

  • Audiovisual translation studies : Achievements, trends, and challenges
    Huihuang Jia | TIS 18:1 (2023) pp. 159–166
  • 23 March 2023

  • Barrier-free and interpreter-free : Deaf signers and hearing sign language interpreters’ perspectives on an ideal world (Belgium, Flanders)
    Isabelle Heyerick | TIS 17:3 (2022) pp. 406–428
  • 10 March 2023

  • Conducting research on and with your own students : Possibilities and challenges of studying interpreting students’ professional development
    Gro Hege Saltnes Urdal | TIS 18:2 (2023) pp. 235–254
  • Unpacking sign language interpreting as a social institution : The missing macro perspective?
    Hilde Haualand , Maartje De Meulder Jemina Napier | TIS 17:3 (2022) pp. 351–358
  • 6 March 2023

  • Interpreters as agents of language planning
    Rachel McKee Anna-Lena Nilsson | TIS 17:3 (2022) pp. 429–454
  • Integrated monolingualism and audism governing Spanish Sign-Language users’ self-determination in the legal system
    Esther Monzó-Nebot Rayco H. González-Montesino | TIS 17:3 (2022) pp. 381–405
  • 16 February 2023

  • How should metaphors be rendered in audiovisual translation? An empirical study of preferences and attitudes of end-users
    Petar Božović | TIS 18:3 (2023) pp. 471–490
  • 13 February 2023

  • Fan translation and film criticism in China : Re-reviewing The Wandering Earth (2019) through translation
    Ting Guo | TIS 18:3 (2023) pp. 378–398
  • 7 February 2023

  • Can the subaltern be heard? Translating Mariama Bâ’s francophone novel Une si longue lettre into Russian
    Mukile Kasongo | TIS 18:3 (2023) pp. 360–377
  • 13 December 2022

  • Embodying dual actions as interpreting practice : How interpreters address different parties simultaneously in the Swedish video relay service
    Camilla Warnicke Mathias Broth | TIS 18:2 (2023) pp. 191–212
  • 5 December 2022

  • The effectiveness of computer-assisted interpreting : A preliminary study based on English-Chinese consecutive interpreting
    Sijia Chen Jan-Louis Kruger | TIS 18:3 (2023) pp. 399–420
  • 15 November 2022

  • Relating utterance fluency to perceived fluency of interpreting : A partial replication and a mini meta-analysis
    Chao Han Liuyan Yang | TIS 18:3 (2023) pp. 421–447
  • 1 November 2022

  • How subtitling professionals perceive changes in working conditions : An interview study in German-speaking countries
    Alexander Künzli | TIS 18:1 (2023) p. 91
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    Three types of submissions will be considered for publication in TIS:
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    1. Translations of scholarly works into English should be submitted with a copy of the source text, a short introduction (100-500 words) by the translator, explaining the importance of the source author’s work to Translation and Interpreting Studies, as well as permission to publish;

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    1. Review essays should consider three or more scholarly works in a single field or in related fields of Translation and Interpreting Studies and situate them within a disciplinary context;

    2. The length of review essays should be between 1000 and 3000 words;

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    Görlach, Manfred. 2003. English Words Abroad. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

    Spear, Norman E., and Ralph R. Miller (eds). 1981. Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

    Article (in book):

    Adams, Clare A., and Anthony Dickinson. 1981. “Actions and Habits: Variation in Associative Representation during Instrumental Learning.” In Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms, ed. by Norman E. Spear, and Ralph R. Miller, 143–186. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

    Article (in journal):

    Claes, Jeroen, and Luis A. Ortiz López. 2011. “Restricciones pragmáticas y sociales en la expresión de futuridad en el español de Puerto Rico [Pragmatic and social restrictions in the expression of the future in Puerto Rican Spanish].” Spanish in Context 8: 50–72.

    Rayson, Paul, Geoffrey N. Leech, and Mary Hodges. 1997. “Social Differentiation in the Use of English Vocabulary: Some Analyses of the Conversational Component of the British National Corpus.” International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 2 (1): 120–132.

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    Translation & Interpreting Studies

    Translation Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CFP: Translation & interpretation

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General