Explicitation in Consecutive Interpreting

Fang Tang | Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
ISBN 9789027258823 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265111 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Explicitation has been studied as a Translation Universal in corpus-based translation studies by several scholars, yet its features in interpreting have only been mildly touched upon. Given the obvious differences between translation and interpreting, it is worthwhile exploring whether explicitation has any distinct features in interpreting.
This study offers a novel view of explicitation in consecutive interpreting (CI) by investigating the effects of interpreters’ professional experience and interpreting direction on interpreters’ explicitation patterns. It not only validates but also quantifies the differences in explicitation patterns between professional and student interpreters as well as between interpreting from A (Chinese) to B (English) language and vice versa. The established theoretical frameworks (including a typology framework and a process-oriented explanatory framework) and the data collected from various channels may provide methodological and empirical support for further studies on explicitation or other shifts occurring in interpreting. The tendencies and principles of explicitation identified by the study may also shed light on the training of CI.
This volume is intended to act as a useful reference for scholars, practitioners, interpreters, graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and anyone who shows interest in explicitation, interpreting expertise, interpreting directionality and interpreting training.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 135] 2018.  xxi, 238 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Written by a rising Chinese young scholar of interpreting studies, this volume provides a systematic and insightful analysis of explicitation in Chinese/English consecutive interpreting, which is an important addition to Translation Studies scholarship. It will appeal to interpreting and translation scholars, interpreting trainers and research students looking for inspiration in interpreting studies.”
“Fang Tang’s book presents the first comprehensive study on the explicitation patterns between professional and student interpreters in both Chinese-English and English-Chinese consecutive interpreting. Its illuminating findings on explicitation tendencies in these two groups of subjects, inter alia, will be of particular interest and value to interpreting trainers and trainees alike.”
“Compared with the wealth of research on simultaneous interpreting (SI), the consecutive mode appears largely underrepresented. Even taking into account the most recent publications, the scale of empirical research on consecutive interpreting (CI) is disproportionately smaller. Tang’s book fills this lacuna by providing a comprehensive study of explicitation in CI. However, the strength of her contribution lies not only in choosing an under-researched type of interpreting for analysis, but, more importantly, in offering a pioneering study.”
“Tang’s book constitutes a relevant contribution to the field of interpreting studies in particular and translation studies in general, especially in the way it combines process-based and product-based research methodologies as an empirical basis for her comprehensive examination. More importantly, her study provides illuminating insights on ways to improve the teaching and learningof consecutive interpreting by showing the differences in direction-related difficulties and by suggesting a relevant mapping of different explicitation patterns between student interpreters and experienced interpreters. Pedagogically, by revealing and explaining factors leading to the different explicitation patterns not only between professional and student interpreters but also between L1 to L2 interpreting and L2 to L1 interpreting, this exploration may shed light on ways to improve the teaching and learning of consecutive interpreting.”
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