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Gile, Daniel. 1995. Basic concepts and models for interpreter and translator training (Benjamins Translation Library 8). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. xvi + 278 pp.
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US ISBN: 1-55619-703-9


This book is based on the author’s many years of experience as a practitioner, teacher and researcher in translation and conference interpreting. It is written for I/T trainers in search of a methodological basis for their teaching program. The author deals with essential translation and interpretation phenomena and difficulties encountered by students and professionals alike. The underlying theory is based on insights from psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology and I/T research. The ‘concepts’ and ‘models’ are easy to understand and the chapters include teaching suggestions and examples. Chapter 1: Theoretical components Chapter 2: Communication and quality Chapter 3: Fidelity Chapter 4: Comprehension Chapter 5: Sequential model of translation Chapter 6: Knowledge acquisition Chapter 7: Effort models in interpretation Chapter 8: Coping tactics Chapter 9: Language issues in conference interpreting Chapter 10: I/T training literature.
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