Publication details [#4871]

Scott-Tennent, Christopher, Maria González Davies and Fernanda Rodríguez Torras. 2000. Translation strategies and translation solutions: design of a teaching prototype and empirical study of its results. In Beeby Lonsdale, Allison, Doris Ensinger and Marisa Presas, eds. Investigating translation (Benjamins Translation Library 32). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 107–116.


This research project is an empirical study carried out to observe the effects of a specifically designed training programme on the students’ application of translation strategies and solutions. The project has been carried out in three differentiated stages. First, the existing literature on translation strategies was studied, three types of translation problems were chosen and a theoretically optimal methodology was designed in order to teach the strategies to solve those problems. Then, a pilot study was conducted with two groups (experimental and control) of undergraduate translation students. The subjects in the experimental group were trained in the selected strategies, whereas the control group did not receive this specific training. Finally, data analysis and interpretation were carried out, and conclusions were drawn in order to optimize preparation of a second study and decide on the future approach to this particular area of research.
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