Book review
Arnt Lykke Jakobsen & Bartolomé Mesa-Lao, eds. Translation in Transition: Between cognition, computing and technology
(Benjamins Translation Library 133). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2017. vi, 243 pp. https://​doi​.org​/10​.1075​/btl​.133

Reviewed by Oliver Czulo

Publication history
Table of contents

The volume Translation in Transition: Between cognition, computing and technology, edited by Arnt-Lykke Jakobsen and Bartolomé Mesa-Lao, is a collection of eight chapters presenting research into more recent aspects of translation and/or with innovative methods. The book is the result of the first Translation in Transition conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2014. In the introduction, the editors outline how the landscape of both translation and translation research has changed in the recent past, setting the stage for the chapters that follow. The book is divided into three parts, the first comprising contributions (Chapters 1–2) which focus on the role of reading in the translation process. The other two parts are not quite as clearly centered around a single topic, presenting a wider range of contributions on aspects such as directionality and literality in the second part (Chapters 3–5), or effort and quality in the third (Chapters 6–8).

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