Affective and Attitudinal Factors in Translation Processes
Savonlinna School of Translation Studies
The role of affective and attitudinal factors in translation has lately attracted increasing attention within process-oriented translation research. Think-aloud studies show that affective factors play an important part in the decision-making processes of translation. In the present TAP study the affective dimension of translation was researched via evaluative utterances produced by the subject.
The purpose of the present article is to discuss the importance of affective factors in translation processes. The article is based on a think-aloud protocol study where a professional translator performed a routine and a non-routine type of task. 'Professional translator' in this context refers to a subject who had worked as a translator for several years, and 'routine task' is understood to mean the kind of task that is familiar to the subject from his/her daily work. 'Non-routine task' in turn means practically any assignment that the subject is not very familiar with.
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