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ERIC Number: ED273086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Pages: 109
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Estudio del campo ocupacional del traductor en Santiago de Chile (A Study of Opportunities for Professional Translators in Santiago, Chile).
Cabrera, Ileana; And Others
A study of translation as a profession in Chile covered two areas: a diagnostic study of the real need for literary, scientific, and technical translations, and a followup study of graduates of the translation degree program at the Catholic Pontifical University of Chile (Santiago). The analysis considered the relationship between the need for translation and the number of available translators; the connection between working conditions offered and the expectations of certified translators; and the correspondence between the characteristics of the requested translation and the type of service the translators could give. To determine the supply of translators and the demand for translations in Santiago from April to November 1983, questionnaires were sent to translation professors, graduates, and employers in the private and public sectors. Analysis of the data yielded the following findings: (1) only 26 percent of the businesses contacted use professional translators; (2) only 31.5 percent of licensed translators are employed specifically as translators; (3) many graduates, especially women, have to take positions as bilingual secretaries; (4) in Santiago, self-employed consultants are most likely to work as professional translators; (5) there is no organization to put businesses or organizations in contact with available translators; and (6) the university adapts its curriculum to market needs, and it is open to the desire expressed by some translators for advanced courses in technical or scientific writing. (AMH)
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: Spanish
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Chile (Santiago)