Book review
Sonja Tirkkonen-Condit & Riitta Jääskeläinen, eds. Tapping and mapping the processes of translating and interpreting: Outlooks on empirical research
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2000. ix + 176 pp. ISBN 90 272 1642 8 (Eur.) EUR 60.00./ 1 55619 796 9 (US) USD 55.00 (Benjamins Translation Library, 37).

Reviewed by Robin Setton
Table of contents

This collection of papers, (mostly) from the Symposium on Translation Processes at AILA96 is probably representative of the state of the art of introspection, and think-aloud protocols (TAPs) in particular, as a methodology in process-oriented translation research. Seven contributions report TAP or retrospection studies, several review contemporary methodology and research in general (Shlesinger, Fraser, House, Jääskeläinen and Tirkonnen-Condit); two are on quite different topics (de Groot, Tabakowska).

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