Book review
Julia Lavid-López, Carmen Maíz-Arévalo & Juan Rafael Zamorano-Mansilla, eds. Corpora in Translation and Contrastive Research in the Digital Age: Recent Advances and Explorations
(Benjamins Translation Library 158). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2021. vi, 345 pp.

Reviewed by Julia Krasselt
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Publication history
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The edited volume under review, containing a selection of papers presented at the 2018 International Symposium PaCor (Parallel Corpora and Applications) in Madrid, brings together studies that use corpus linguistic methodology, techniques, and tools for translation, interpreting, and contrastive research. It provides an overview of developments and convincingly demonstrates how Translation Studies and contrastive linguistics research can benefit from recent advances in corpus linguistics. Almost twenty years ago, Baker stated in her seminal paper that access to large corpora and corpus linguistic methods will mark “a turning point in the history” of Translation Studies (1993, 235). This volume joins other more recent publications (e.g., Russo, Bendazzoli, and Defrancq 2018; Doval and Nieto 2019; Wang, Lim, and Li 2021) in providing evidence that this turning point is now in the past and that corpus linguistics and Translation Studies/contrastive research can be considered a good match.

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