Translation psychology

Riitta Jääskeläinen

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In 1972, in the paper discussing the name and nature of the field of research focusing on translation-related phenomena, James S. Holmes (1988) envisioned a process-oriented branch of Descriptive Translation Studies which he also called 'the psychology of translation.’ According to Holmes (1988: 72), translation psychology would carry out research dealing with ‘the process or act of translation itself,’ including ‘systematic investigations under laboratory conditions.’

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