Publication details [#13137]

Pierini, Patrizia. 2007. Quality in Web translation: an investigation into UK and Italian tourism web sites. In Brunette, Louise, ed. Revision and technical translation. Special issue of JoSTrans. The Journal of Specialised Translation 8: 85–103. URL
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This paper sets out to investigate quality in the translation of tourist discourse on the Web. It is divided into two parts. The first discusses theoretical issues: localisation and translation; which theoretical framework for Web translation; the criteria to assess translation quality. The second part is an investigation into a corpus of UK and Italian tourism Web sites: the criteria outlined are employed to explore transfer strategies, and translation problems and errors. The focus is on the tourist language regarding accommodation; the data considered are taken from the accommodation page of tourist board sites, and hotel sites.
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