Translation and Web Searching

By Vanessa Enríquez Raído

© 2014 – Routledge

212 pages

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Hardback: 9780415857291
pub: 2013-08-02
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About the Book

The book presents a comprehensive study of various cognitive and affective aspects of web searching for translation problem solving. Research into the use of the web as an external aid of consultation has frequently occupied a secondary position in the investigation of translation processes. The book aims to bridge this gap in the literature. Beginning with a detailed survey of previous studies of these processes, it then focuses on web search behaviors using qualitative and quantitative analysis that presents a multifaceted overview of translation-oriented web searching. The book concludes by addressing the implications for the teaching of and research into translators’ web searching skills. With regard to teaching, the book's didactic discussions will make it a valuable tool for both translator trainers and translation students wanting to familiarize themselves with the intricacies of Web searching and to reflect upon the pedagogical implications of the study for acquiring online information literacy in translator training.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Translation as Problem Solving in Process Research 3. Web Searching for Translation Problem Solving 4. Methods for Research into Translation and Related Information Behaviors 5. Exploring Translation-oriented Web Search Behaviors 6. Modeling Web Search Behaviors: First Embedding Task 7. Modeling Web Search Behaviors: Second Embedding Task 8. Summary of Findings and Perspective

About the Author

Vanessa Enríquez Raído is Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies in the School of European Languages and Literatures at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of translation studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Theory
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General