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Multilingual Mediated Communication and Cognition

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ISBN 9780367340902
November 3, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages - 34 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This collection provides a snapshot of cutting-edge research in the rapidly developing area of cognitive approaches to multilingual mediated communication. The chapters cover important trends in current work, including: the increasing interaction between translation and interpreting research, the emergence of neuroscientific theories and methods, the role of emotion in translation processes and the impact of cognitive aptitudes on translation performance.

Exploring the interface with neighbouring research areas such as bilingualism, reading and cognitive psychology, the book presents a variety of theoretical frameworks and constructs to support empirical research and theoretical development. The authors address new research areas, such as emotions and multisensory integration, apply new research constructs, such as eye-voice span and expand the scope of cognitive translation studies to include agents other than the mediator.

Documenting the growth in breadth and depth within Cognitive Translation and Interpreting Studies (CTIS) over the past decade, this is essential reading for all advanced students and researchers needing an up-to-date overview of cognitive translation and interpreting studies.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

0. The times, they are a’changin’—Multilingual mediated communication and cognition

Sandra Louise Halverson & Ricardo Muñoz Martín

1. Imported load in simultaneous interpreting—An assessment

Koen Plevoets & Bart Defrancq

2. Emotional experts: influences of emotion on the allocation of cognitive resources during professional translation

Caroline Lehr & Kristian T. Hvelplund

3. Voice Onset Time and rhythm transfer in simultaneous interpreting

Katarzyna Stachowiak-Szymczak

4. Can translators be judged by their intelligence? A study on the impact of cognitive abilities on translation performance

Ana María Rojo López & Carmen María Alarcón Alarcón

5. Investigating translation in the brain: The role of the left inferior-parietal lobe in representing and attributing mental states in translation

Karina S. Szpak, Fabio Alves & Augusto Buchweitz

6. Multisensory integration in the process and products of audiovisual translation

Stephen Doherty


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Ricardo Muñoz Martín is Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Bologna, where he directs the Laboratory for Multilectal Mediated Communication & Cognition (MC2 Lab). His research interests lie at the interface of communication and 4EA cognition. Muñoz is the editor of Translation, Cognition & Behavior and a member of TREC.

Sandra L. Halverson is Full Professor of Translation and LSP at Agder University. Her research has dealt with various areas of Translation Studies and Cognitive Linguistics, and she served as co-editor of Target for eight years and was appointed CETRA Chair Professor for 2018. Halverson is an external associate of the MC2 Lab and a member of TREC.