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Baker, Mona. 1993. Corpus linguistics and Translation Studies. Implications and applications. In Baker, Mona, Gill Francis and Elena Tognini Bonelli, eds. Text and technology. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 233–250.
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The rise of corpus linguistics has serious implications for any discipline in which language plays a major role. This paper explores the impact that the availability of corpora is likely to have on the study of translation as an empirical phenomenon. It argues that the techniques and methodology developed in the field of corpus linguistics have a direct impact on the emerging discipline of Translation Studies, particularly with respect to its theoretical and descriptive branches. The nature of this impact is discussed in some detail and brief reference is made to some of the applications of corpus techniques in the applied branch of the discipline.
Source : Based on abstract in book