Book review
Federico Zanettin. Translation-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
Bangor, Wales

Table of contents

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:

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