Developing Translation Competence

Christina Schäffner | Aston University Birmingham
Beverly Adab | Aston University Birmingham
ISBN 9789027216434 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781556199851 (USA) | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027285454 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This volume presents a comprehensive study of what constitutes Translation Competence, from the various sub-competences to the overall skill. Contributors combine experience as translation scholars with their experience as teachers of translation. The volume is organized into three sections: Defining, Building, and Assessing Translation Competence.
The chapters offer insights into the nature of translation competence and its place in the translation training programme in an academic environment and show how theoretical considerations have contributed to defining, building and assessing translation competence, offering practical examples of how this can be achieved.
The first section introduces major sub-competences, including linguistic, cultural, textual, subject, research, and transfer competence. The second section presents issues relating to course design, methodology and teaching practice. The third section reflects on criteria for quality assessment.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 38]  2000.  xvi, 244 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[...] unique in its choice of focus. [...] I do not hesitate to recommend it as a highly relevant and inspiring book to teachers and scholars with an interest in translation.”
“[...] illustrating the practically relevant lessons which theoretical proponents of Translation Studies have generally been guilty of neglecting to date, and providing food for thought n the current debate in translator training.”
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BIC Subject: CFP – Translation & interpretation
BISAC Subject: LAN023000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
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