1st Edition

Multilingual Mediated Communication and Cognition

Edited By Ricardo Muñoz Martín, Sandra L. Halverson Copyright 2021
    184 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    List of contributors

    The times, they are a’changin’: multilingual mediated communication and cognition

    Sandra L. 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 translation

    Caroline Lehr & Kristian Tangsgaard 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. Perspective taking in translation: in search of neural correlates of representing and attributing mental states to others

    Karina S. Szpak, Fabio Alves & Augusto Buchweitz

    6. Multisensory integration in audiovisual translation

    Stephen Doherty



    Ricardo Muñoz Martín is Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Bologna, where he directs the Laboratory for Multilectal Mediated Communication and 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.