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Deverbalisation. Case Study: Sight Translation
Deverbalisation. Case Study: Sight Translation


Author(s): Andreea Dragu
Subject(s): Translation Studies
Published by: Risoprint
Keywords: deverbalisation; sight translation; interpreting; meaning; context;

Summary/Abstract: The present case study is based on an experiment inspired by Al-Hammadi's (2008) paper regarding the use of deverbalisation and 'intermediate coding' as translator training techniques . A group of students of a master's programme in conference interpreting were asked to perform sight translation on a series of texts in two alternative ways: one part of each text was to be translated in whichever manner the participant found fit, while the other was to be translated according to a set of instructions asking the participant to read each sentence silently, rephrase it in their own words (in their mind) and only afterwards utter the translation aloud. The recordings (and transcriptions) of the sight translations were then analysed and a series of relevant observations were made regarding the practical application of some of the main theoretical studies of deverbalisation.

  • Issue Year: 09/2016
  • Issue No: Suppl.
  • Page Range: 101-106
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English