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From the Lab to the Classroom and Back Again

Perspectives on Translation and Interpreting Training

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Edited By Celia Martín de León and Víctor González-Ruiz

This collection of essays brings to the fore some of the most pressing concerns in the training of translators and interpreters. It does so by acknowledging the primary role of research in both the development and the results of that training. The eleven chapters of the book, authored by a range of established international scholars, touch on the interlocking nature of didactics and research and address advances in cognitive processes, quality assessment and socio-professional issues with regard to their significance for translation and interpreting training. With this volume, the editors aim to illustrate some of the most recent insights into the interplay between scientific progress and the educational stages of prospective translators and interpreters.
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Agustín Darias-Marrero - 10 Cultural and Intercultural Aspects in Interpreter Training: An ICT-Based Approach

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AGUSTÍN DARIAS-MARRERO

10 Cultural and Intercultural Aspects in Interpreter Training: An ICT-Based Approach

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This chapter presents an initial brief overview of theoretical aspects relating to translation and interpreting students’ cultural competence, and then focuses on the relevance of cultural and intercultural competence for trainees in this field. The wide-ranging conditions that tend to pertain and condition the carrying out of written translation or oral interpretation make it necessary to deal with cultural issues differently, depending on the communicative situation in question. Similarly, cultural and intercultural competences will be required to a greater or lesser extent depending on the context in which interpreting takes place. Based on our experience with innovative educational projects using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), we propose a series of activities that facilitate mobile learning in liaison interpreting, oriented to enhancing students’ cultural and intercultural competences.

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