Quantitative Methods in Corpus-Based Translation Studies

A practical guide to descriptive translation research

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| University of Tokyo
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This is a comprehensive guidebook to the quantitative methods needed for Corpus-Based Translation Studies (CBTS). It provides a systematic description of the various statistical tests used in Corpus Linguistics which can be used in translation research. In Part 1, Theoretical Explorations, the interplay between quantitative and qualitative methodologies is explored. Part 2, Essential Corpus Studies, describes how to undertake quantitative studies, with a suitable level of technical and relevant case studies. Part 3, Quantitative Explorations of Literary Translations, looks at translations of classic works by Cao Xueqin, James Joyce and other authors. Finally, Part 4 on Translation Lexis uses a variety of techniques new to translation studies, including multivariate analysis and game theory. This book is aimed at students and researchers of corpus linguistics, translation studies and quantitative linguistics. It will significantly advance current translation studies in terms of methodological innovation and will fill in an important gap in the development of quantitative methods for interdisciplinary translation studies.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 51]  2012.  x, 361 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Part I. Theoretical exploration
Explicit and tacit: An interplay of the quantitative and qualitative approaches to translation
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
Regression analysis in translation studies
Stefan Th. Gries and Stefanie Wulff
Hypothesis testing in corpus-based literary translation studies
Meng Ji
Part II. Essential corpus statistics
Compiling a Norwegian-Spanish parallel corpus: Methods and challenges
Lidun Hareide and Knut Hofland
Describing a translational corpus
Michael P. Oakes
Clustering a translational corpus
Shih-Wen Ke
Part III. Quantitative exploration of literary translation
A Corpus study of early English translations of Cao Xueqin’s Hongloumeng
Meng Ji and Michael P. Oakes
Determining translation invariant characteristics of James Joyce’s Dubliners
Jon M. Patton and Fazli Can
The great mystery of the (almost) invisible translator: Stylometry in translation
Jan Rybicki
Part IV. Quantitative exploration of translation lexis
Translation and scientific terminology
Meng Ji
The games translators play: Lexical choice in vedic translation
Alexandre Sotov
Multivariate analyses of affix productivity in translated English
Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray
Lexical lectometry in corpus-based translation studies: Combining profile-based correspondence analysis and logistic regression modeling
Gert De Sutter, Isabelle Delaere and Koen Plevoets
“With a basic knowledge of statistical techniques and a willingness to extend one's horizon, this volume certainly is an excellent companion for researchers who aim at broadening or fortifying their knowledge of the field of corpus-based translation studies and at drawing inspiration for their won future research.”
“This volume is a thematically coherent collection of articles and an important contribution to corpus-based translation studies. All together, it makes a convincing argument for the need to assess the statistical significance of theoretical claims based on quantitative corpus data.”
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Subjects & Metadata


Corpus linguistics

Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies
BIC Subject: CFP – Translation & interpretation
BISAC Subject: LAN023000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
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