Recent Developments in Translatology
An Approach to Recent Developments in Translatologyas a Homage to Brian Harris - María Amparo Jiménez Ivars and María Jesús Blasco Mayor 1
An Approach to Recent Developments in Translatology as a Homage to Brian Harris The present collection of papers is a sequel of Interpreting Naturally. A Tribute to Brian Harris. The editors of this volume, who also organized the symposium Interpreting… Naturally which took place at Univer- sity Jaume I of Castellón in November 2009, have compiled some of the most outstanding work presented at the event by young research- ers, with contributions from Esther Álvarez de la Fuente and Raquel Fernández Fuertes, Pan Jun and Wang Honghua, Jan-Hendrik Op- denhoff, María Brander de la Iglesia, Veerle Duflou, Auria Rodríguez López, Olalla García Becerra, and Marta Renau Michavila and An- tonio Morillo Castellanos. They have also invited seasoned and re- nowned academics who wished to contribute to Professor Harris’ well deserved homage, as is the case of Nigel Hall and Carmen Valero Garcés; and up-and-coming researchers Julie Boéri and Zhiyan Guo. Their contributions’ leitmotif being Natural Translation (NT) – the notion coined by Brian Harris to describe untrained bilinguals’ ability to translate – , the authors seek to further develop this concept by establishing connections with related areas in their research. Thus, Natural Translation is linked to bilingualism and translator compe- tence (Álvarez de la Fuente & Fernández Fuertes), language and cultural brokering (Hall & Guo), language learning and interpreter training syllabus design (Jun & Honghua), interpreting paradigms and training (Boéri, Brander de la Iglesia), norms in interpreting (Du- flou), directionality in interpreting (Opdenhoff), interpreting quality (Garc...
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