Food for Thought {Text complexity and translation difficulty}


15 April 2021 12:30–14:00

Text complexity and translation difficulty

Task difficulty has a direct impact on human performance. In translation, difficulties are caused by translation factors (i.e., text difficulty and translation-specific difficulty), translator factor (i.e., levels of translation expertise), and environmental factors (e.g., translation tools). In this talk, I will review empirical studies on the role of text complexity in the translation process, leading to higher translation difficulty and cognitive load. Discoveries involving three modes of translation will be addressed: written translation, sight translation, and machine translation post-editing.

Sun Sanjun, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China

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