Xia Xiang

List of John Benjamins publications for which Xia Xiang plays a role.


Recent research on liaison interpreting shows that the interpreters’ role in communicative events includes language facilitator and intercultural mediator. Being empowered with more coordinating functions rather than regarded as invisible conduits, however, how do interpreters with different… read more | Article
Zheng, Binghan and Xia Xiang 2014 The impact of cultural background knowledge in the processing of metaphorical expressions: An empirical study of English-Chinese sight translationThe Development of Professional Competence, Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen, Birgitta Englund Dimitrova and Séverine Hubscher-Davidson (eds.), pp. 5–24
This study aims to explore the role and possible impact of cultural background knowledge (CBK) on performance in sight translation, specifically the translation of metaphorical expressions (MEs). A between-subjects experiment was designed for 68 interpreting students who were assigned to a control… read more | Article
This empirical–experimental study focuses on the processing of metaphorical expressions in sight translation (STR), a particular branch of interpreting. In order to test whether linguistic metaphors pose cognitive challenges for sight translators, we designed a within-subject experiment with 30… read more | Article