Book reviewTranslation and Cognition Amsterdam-Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2010. vi + 381 pp. ISBN 978-90-272-3191-8 95 € 143 USD (American Translators Association Scholarly Monograph Series, 15).
Reviewed by Hanna Risku
Table of contents
Cognitive research in translation studies (TS) has witnessed both methodological and conceptual innovations as well as a growing number of projects and publications in recent decades. This prompted Gregory M. Shreve and Erik Angelone of Kent State University to put together a follow-up to the 1997 volume Cognitive Processes in Translation and Interpreting (edited by Danks, Shreve, Fountain and McBeath) to illustrate the current state of research in this field. The result is a comprehensive, well-selected and up-to-date volume of fifteen papers. Before assessing the value of the book in showing the developments, significance, promises, limitations and ambiguities of present cognitive research in TS, let us first outline the contents of each of the individual articles.