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Translator and Interpreter Training Issues, Methods and Debates by John Kearns

Translator and Interpreter Training Issues, Methods and Debates

Part of the Continuum Studies in Translation Series


Translator and Interpreter Training Issues, Methods and Debates by John Kearns

This title presents an in-depth study by a number of international contributors on the issues surrounding the increasing professionalization of the language-media sector, and its demands for ever more highly trained employees with broader skills repertoires.As a research area, education in the fields of translation and interpreting has received growing attention in recent years, with the increasing professionalization of the language-mediation sector demanding ever more highly trained employees with broader repertoires. This trend is evidenced in the present collection, which addresses issues in pedagogy in a variety of translation and interpreting domains. A global range of contributors discuss teaching, evaluation, professionalization and competence as they apply to a range of educational and linguistic situations. Translator and Interpreter Training: Issues, Methods and Debates presents an in-depth consideration of the issues involved in this area of translation and interpreting studies, and will be of interest to all students and academics working and researching in the field.Published in association with the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS), Continuum Studies in Translation aims to present a series of books focused around central issues in translation and interpreting. Using case studies drawn from a wide range of different countries and languages, each book presents a comprehensive examination of current areas of research within translation studies written by academics at the forefront of the field. The thought-provoking books in this series are aimed at advanced students and researchers of translation studies.


This comprehensive volume comprises a number of excellent contributions on a variety of quite specific but always exemplary topics related to translator education, sandwiched between highly thought-provoking seminal chapters by Kearns and Seguinot. This is a compilation of first-rate scholarly work in translation studies by both well-established and up-and-coming researchers. The panoply of innovative research methods introduced and the disparate yet smoothly interwoven facets of translation studies discussed make this volume an indispensable compendium for anyone interested in state-of-the-art research in translator education--Sanford Lakoff Although the underlying subject of the papers is that of translator (and interpreter) training, they explore a fascinating range of different types of translation and different types of translation skills, which will certainly be of interest to anyone working in the field of Translation Studies today ... a collection of papers which set out to encourage trainers and researchers to break down the boundaries of what John Kearns calls the academic/vocational dichotomy and to question the ideology which has hitherto governed curricular planning in the field of Translation Studies. The volume presents a selection of well-researched and cogently argued papers which make a valuable contribution to current thinking around Translation, a discipline which emerges as broader and more far reaching than might otherwise have been imagined. The Journal of Specialised Translation--Sanford Lakoff

About the Author

John Kearns has worked for several years as a translator trainer in Poland. He is currently engaged in research at Dublin City University, Ireland. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association and is the editor of the monthly ITIA Bulletin.

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Publication date

12th May 2008


John Kearns

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


240 pages


Translation & interpretation



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