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Title: Executing the instructions. An empirical investigation into the usability of technical translations done by trainees
Authors: Orlando, Daniele
Keywords: technical translationtechnical communicationtranslator trainingiconic linkagesyntactic variation
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Daniele Orlando, "Executing the instructions. An empirical investigation into the usability of technical translations done by trainees", in: "Rivista internazionale di tecnica della traduzione = International Journal of Translation n.15 - 2013", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, pp. 109-127
Series/Report no.: Rivista internazionale di tecnica della traduzione = International Journal of Translation
15
Abstract: This paper reports the results of a longitudinal empirical study on the acquisition of translation competence as concerns technical translation. The study comprised the assignment of two different translations of a number of extracts from a snowmobile service manual administered to translator trainees at an interval of a month. The first task was followed by a seminar on technical translation focused on a genre analysis of instructional documents and aimed at providing guidelines to produce better translations. On the basis of the relevant literature and the analysis of a small-scale corpus of automotive instruction manuals originally written in Italian, the target texts were assessed in terms of syntactic structure and Iconic Linkage. Finally, a relation between the translations’ usability and their overall quality is investigated.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/10610
ISSN: 1722-5906
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