Testing and Assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studies: A call for dialogue between research and practice

Claudia V. Angelelli (Editor), Holly E. Jacobson (Editor)

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Abstract

Testing and Assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studies examines issues of measurement that are essential to translation and interpreting. Conceptualizing testing both as a process and a product, the collection of papers explores these issues across languages and settings (including university classrooms, research projects, the private sector, and professional associations). The authors have approached their chapters from different perspectives using a variety of methods, some focusing on very specific variables, and others providing a much broader overview of the issues at hand. Chapters range from a discussion of the measurement of text cohesion in translation; the measurement of interactional competence in interpreting; the use of a particular scale to measure interpreters’ renditions to the application of a specific approach to grading or general program assessment (such as interpreter or translator certification at the national level or program admissions processes). These studies point to the need for greater integration of research and practice in the specific area of testing and assessment and are a welcome addition to the field.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages386
ISBN (Electronic)9789027289025
ISBN (Print)9789027231901
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameAmerican Translators Association Scholarly Monograph Series
Volume14
ISSN (Print)0890-4111

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    Angelelli, C. V., & Jacobson, H. E. (Eds.) (2009). Testing and Assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studies: A call for dialogue between research and practice. (American Translators Association Scholarly Monograph Series; Vol. 14). John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/ata.xiv