Book reviewTranslation-Driven Corpora (Translation Practices Explained 14). Manchester: St. Jerome Publishing, 2012. xiii + 244 pp. ISBN 978-1-905763-29-0 £30.
Reviewed by Stefan Baumgarten
This book is a very welcome addition to the growing literature on corpus-aided translation studies. But it is more than that. It is proof that the corpus-aided paradigm has come of age and that it aspires to be one of the central methodological tenets of our discipline. Corpus-aided studies may enrich individual research endeavours, but the fundamental value of the corpus-aided approach might be described as a collective enterprise. So let me begin with the book’s conclusion, as it aptly summarises the author’s beliefs about a new ethics of computerised translation research: