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Linder, Daniel. 2000. Translating problems and translation difficulties: tools for teaching specialized translation. Translatio 19 (4) : 375–383.
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Article in jnl/bk
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Translator trainers concentrate on teaching students how to comprehend source texts and how to produce target texts, and so they concentrate on the texts and the languages rather than on the individual. However, exercises in training translator self-awareness should also be incorporated into translator training programs. The following exercises offer opportunities for trainee translators to broaden their self-knowledge and add it to their knowledge of languages and translator skills. The first exercise involves annotating the translation problems in texts translated by others, and the second involves deciding whether or not to accept a particular translation based on the translation difficulties a particular text presents.
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