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Results of the validation of the pacte translation competence model : acceptability and decision making
Beeby, Allison (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Romero Ramos, María Guadalupe (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Date: 2009
Abstract: The PACTE Group is carrying out empirical-experimental research into translation competence and its acquisition in written translation. The aim of this article is to present the results obtained for the translation competence indicator ‘Acceptability’ of translation products and the variable “Decision-making” in an experiment involving 35 expert translators and 24 foreign-language teachers. After a presentation of PACTE’s theoretical model of Translation Competence, the design of our research project is described (hypothesis, experimental universe and sample, variables, data collection instruments). Then the results obtained for the indicator ‘Acceptability’ of subjects’ translations and, finally, the results obtained for the variable “Decision-making” are presented. This variable evidences decisions made during the translation process which involve the use of automatic and non-automatic cognitive resources (internal support) and the use of different sources of documentation (external support). The indicators used to measure this variable are ‘Sequences of Actions’ and ‘Acceptability’. The results obtained shed light on the strategic and instrumental sub-competences of translation competence.
Note: Premi a l'excel·lència investigadora. 2010
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Subject: PREI 2010 ; Translation competence ; Empirical-experimental research ; Decision-making ; Acceptability
Published in: Across Languages and Cultures, Vol. 10, Núm. 2 (2009) , p. 207-230, ISSN 1585-2519

DOI: 10.1556/Acr.10.2009.2.3
Scopus: 10 citations
Web of Science: 0 citations

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