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Title: Translation studies as academic education
Authors: Shahabi, Mitra
Tataei, Gilda
Roberto, Maria Teresa
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Mitra Shahabi; Gilda Tataei; Maria Teresa Roberto, Translation studies as academic education, in: “Rivista Internazionale di Tecnica della Traduzione”, 14 (2012), pp. 31-40
Series/Report no.: Rivista Internazionale di Tecnica della Traduzione
People with the same linguistic competence and background show different translation abilities and performances if subjected to different types of translation education. The paper reports on a study conducted to test this hypothesis. In the study, 20 subjects (the
experimental group) were selected homogenously in terms of their general English skills, their educational background, and their familiarity with the practice of translation.
They were given a pre-test so as to be evaluated on their language and translational skills, in the four domains of cognition, production, naturalness, and translation
techniques. The subjects attended a course during which they became familiar with the basics of translation. A post-test (post-test 1) was administered to the subjects to check their improvement. The results showed that their performance had improved. A new test
was administrated, with new (unseen) texts and the results again showed an increase in performance (post-test 2). This final test was given to a new group of subjects (control group) selected using the same criteria as the experimental group. The subjects who had
taken a brief translation course (the experimental group) stood head and shoulders above the second (control) group.
ISSN: 1722-5906
Appears in Collections:Rivista internazionale di tecnica della traduzione n.14 - 2012

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