ERIC Number: ED478570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May-19
Placing Technology at the Vertex of the Triangle When Making an Effective Translator.
This paper asserts that in a world that has accomplished globalization by engulfing itself in the world of technology, the world of translation must not be too quick to join the bandwagon. Providing translators or students of translation with computerized translation tools is not the link to what makes the individual an effective translator. Language mastery, the researcher believes, remains paramount. The purpose of this paper is twofold. It is to show that technology does indeed play a role in completing a triangular relation and that is why the computer becomes a powerful partner essential in the making of the effective translator. Through the analytical derivation of awareness, attitude, behavior, assessment, and satisfaction, the researcher concludes that technology is able to offer an environment that makes available qualitative and quantitative exploration as a means to attain language mastery. Examples of translations in Arabic and English that highlight problems faced by students of translation are appended. (Contains 54 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on the Challenges of Translation and Interpretation in the Third Millennium (Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, May 17-19, 2002).