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Translation-Driven Corpora

Corpus Resources for Descriptive and Applied Translation Studies

Author/Editor: Zanettin, Federico

Year of publication: 2012

Keywords: corpora

Place of Publication & Publisher: Manchester: St. Jerome Publishing

Publisher URL: http://www.stjerome.co.uk/books/b/156/

ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-905763-29-0 (pbk)

Publication blurb:

Electronic texts and text analysis tools have opened up a wealth of opportunities to higher education and language service providers, but learning to use these resources continues to pose challenges to scholars and professionals alike. Translation-Driven Corpora aims to introduce readers to corpus tools and methods which may be used in translation research and practice.  Each chapter focuses on specific aspects of corpus creation and use. An introduction to corpora and overview of applications of corpus linguistics methodologies to translation studies is followed by a discussion of corpus design and acquisition. Different stages and tools involved in corpus compilation and use are outlined, from corpus encoding and annotation to indexing and data retrieval, and the various methods and techniques that allow end users to make sense of corpus data are described. The volume also offers detailed guidelines for the construction and analysis of multilingual corpora.