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Publication details [#30938]

Kussmaul, Paul. 1995. Training the Translator. (Benjamins Translation Library 10). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 178 pp. https://doi.org/10.1075/btl.10
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
English

Annotation

This book begins by investigating, through the use of think-aloud protocols, the mental processes of students when they translate. The creative and successful processes observed can be used directly for teaching purposes, while the unsuccessful ones can serve to find out where remedial training is needed. The book then goes on to discuss methods for improving a translator's competence. The strategies offered are based on the pragmatic and semantic analysis of texts from a functional point of view, and they include such practical matters as the use of dictionaries and the evaluation of translations and error analysis. The book is intended for teachers in translator-training institutions, but it can also be used by students for self-training.