Translation students' use and evaluation of online resources for Chinese-English translation at the word level

Xu, Mianjun and Wang, Caiwen (2011) Translation students' use and evaluation of online resources for Chinese-English translation at the word level. Translation and Interpreting Studies, 6 (1). pp. 62-86. ISSN 1932-2798

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/tis.6.1.04xu

Abstract

This empirical study is aimed to investigate how translation students in Chinese universities are introduced to, use, and evaluate online resources in Chinese-English translation. One hundred translation students were randomly selected from a leading foreign languages university in China and were asked to complete a questionnaire. It was found that: (1) translation students now rely more on electronic resources than non-electronic ones in their translation practice, the underlying reason being convenience rather than accuracy; and (2) with online resources, translation efficiency is improved. It is hoped that the current study will fill, to some extent, the research gap in the application of online resources in translation practice, and therefore shed some new light on translator training.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 26 May 2010 15:17
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2011 13:43
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/8022

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