Exploring the Situational Interface of Translation and Cognition

| Zurich University of Applied Sciences
| Stockholm University
ISBN 9789027263360 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027263377 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
The contributions of this volume explore the dynamics of the interface between the cognitive and situational levels in translation and interpreting. Until relatively recently, there has been an invisible line in translation and interpreting studies between cognitive research (e.g., into mental processes or attitudes) and sociological research (e.g., concerning organization, status, or institutions). However, rapid developments in translation and interpreting practices (professional, non-professional) have brought to the fore the need to rethink theoretical perspectives and to apply new research methods. The chapters in this volume aim to contribute to this discussion through conceptual and/or empirical research. Drawing on different theoretical and methodological frameworks, they offer insights into diverse translation and interpreting situations, in a number of different countries and cultures, and their consequences for individual and collective cognition. Originally published as special issue of Translation Spaces 5:1 (2016).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 101]  2018.  v, 163 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Cognitive space: Exploring the situational interface
Birgitta Englund Dimitrova and Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow
At the cognitive and situational interface: Translation in healthcare settings
Isabel García-Izquierdo
Translate live to generate new knowledge: A case study of an activist translation project
Yong Zhong
Text creation in a multilingual institutional setting: The translator as part of a cooperative system
Sofie Van de Geuchte and Leona Van Vaerenbergh
Affect as a hinge: The translator's experiencing self as a sociocognitive interface
Sari Hokkanen and Kaisa Koskinen
The ergonomic impact of agencies in the dynamic system of interpreting provision: An ethnographic study of backstage influences on interpreter performance
Jiqing Dong and Graham H. Turner
Automatic Speech Recognition in the professional translation process
Dragoș Ciobanu
Processes of what models? On the cognitive indivisibility of translation acts and events
Ricardo Muñoz Martín
Subject index
“These papers are rich explorations of the complex ways in which cognition is embedded in context – human, institutional and technical. Explicitly, the studies focus on varieties of translating and interpreting, yet the book is also, implicitly, a fascinating illustration of the role of theoretical concepts and categories as tools for thinking. Examples are the heuristic value of forming a new concept such as “live translation”, reinterpreting an existing one such as “affect”, and the usefulness (or not!) of distinguishing between cognitive act and sociological event. This special issue volume impresses with its breadth and depth.”
“This well-selected volume of articles delves into the intricacies of the human mind in social interaction during translation activities and integrates new theoretical, applied and methodological perspectives on translation, interpreting and multilingual text production. It offers fascinating insights into the sociocognitive interface of which individual mental processes form part and challenges traditional views on the division between the cognitive and the social in translation.”
“Highly recommended and worthwhile read, not only for graduate students who seek to understand translation and interpreting process research in general but also for more experienced researchers keen to follow advances in the field of translation and interpreting cognition in situ. The different research methods and interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks adopted in the studies reported in the book will be particularly useful for newcomers in this field of research.”
“The thematic focus chosen for this book certainly makes it an inspiring and timely addition to our field. The great value of the book lies in that it demonstrates the wealth of insights that can be gained from workplace research that bridges diverse theoretical traditions and places humans front and centre. This book will be a rewarding read for anyone taking an interest in the complexity of real-world translation, interpreting and multilingual text production.”

Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies
BIC Subject: CFP – Translation & interpretation
BISAC Subject: LAN023000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018025795 | Marc record