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Empirical Studies of Translation and Interpreting
The Post-Structuralist Approach

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May 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
296 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This edited book is a collection of the latest empirical studies of translation and interpreting (T&I) from the post-structuralist perspective. The contributors are professors, readers, senior lecturers, lecturers and research students from an international context. The contributions are characterised by five themes: Intervention in T&I, Process of T&I, Product of T&I, T&I and Technology, and T&I Education. These up-to-date topics are reflective of the shift in attitudes that is being witnessed as a new generation of translation scholars rejects the subjective assertions of previous generations, in favour of an altogether more rigorous approach.

Table of Contents


Part I Intervention in T&I

1 Biopolitics, Complicity and Community in Domestic Abuse Support Settings:

Implications for Interpreter Guidance

Rebecca Tipton

2 Dialogue Interpreting and Person-centred Care in a Clinical Mental Healthcare Setting

Natalia Rodríguez Vicente, Jemina Napier and Raquel de-Pedro Ricoy

Part II Process of T&I

3 Effect of Perceived Translation Difficulty on the Allocation of Cognitive Resources between Translating and Consultation: An Eye-tracking and Screen-recording Study

Yixiao Cui and Binghan Zheng

4 Navigating the Web: A Study on Professional Translators’ Behaviour

Claire Shih

Part III Product of T&I

5 Conference Interpreting in Diplomatic Settings: An Integrated Approach of Corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis

Fei Gao and Binhua Wang

6 A Creative Approach for Subtitling Humour: A Case Study of the Political Comedy Veep

María del Mar Ogea Pozo

7 Explicitations in Political Texts and the Translator’s Rationale

Caiwen Wang

8 A Corpus-Driven Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Interpreted Discourses in Political Settings

Bing Zou and Binhua Wang

Part IV T&I and Technology

9 Measuring the Impact of Automatic Speech Recognition on Number Rendition in Simultaneous Interpreting

Elisabetta Pisani and Claudio Fantinuoli

10 Machine Translation Problems at Discourse Level: Pro-drop Language and Large-context Machine Translation

Xiaojun Zhang

Part V T&I Education

11 Taxing Brings Benefits: The Interpreter Advantage in Emotional Regulation

Yiguang Liu, Hailun Huang and Junying Liang

12 Flipped Classrooms and Translation Technology Teaching: A Case Study

Piero Toto

13 An Empirical Study on Distance Interpreter Training in China before the Covid-19 Pandemic—A Mixed-methods Approach

Mianjun Xu, Tianyuan Zhao and Juntao Deng

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Caiwen Wang is Senior Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies at the University of Westminster, UK. // Binghan Zheng is Associate Professor of Translation Studies and Director of the Centre for Intercultural Mediation at Durham University, UK.