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Translation Studies and Translation Practice: Proceedings of the 2nd International TRANSLATA Conference, 2014

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Edited By Lew N. Zybatow, Andy Stauder and Michael Ustaszewski

TRANSLATA II was the second in a series of triennial conferences on Translation and Interpreting Studies, held at the University of Innsbruck. The series is conceptualized as a forum for Translation Studies research. The contributions to this volume focus on humo(u)r translation, legal translation, and human-machine interaction in translation. The contributors also regard computer-aided translation, specialised translation, terminology as well as audiovisual translation and professional aspects in translation and interpreting.

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Process of Construction of a Questionnaire for a Gestalt Assessment of Television Broadcast Simultaneous Interpreting (Gregorio De Gregoris)

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Gregorio De Gregoris, University of Trieste

Process of Construction of a Questionnaire for a Gestalt Assessment of Television Broadcast Simultaneous Interpreting

Abstract: Aspects of the process of construction of a questionnaire (7 drafts) to elicit a gestaltic perception of quality of TV broadcast simultaneous interpretation: definition of the items, questionnaire flow, phrasing and wording of the items, evaluation scheme of questions.

1. Introduction

The construction of a questionnaire for a gestalt quality assessment of a TV broadcast simultaneous interpretation is one part of a PhD research study on the gestalt perception of simultaneous interpreting received through an audiovisual medium. The second part of this study is the construction of a corpus made up of the transcripts of four interpreted versions of the 2012 US presidential debates. The four interpreted versions (two from English into Italian and two from English into Spanish) constitute the thematic corpus (ORenesit: Obama vs. Romney English español italiano), which is a sub-corpus of the Italian Television Interpreting Corpus (CorIT), a project being developed at the University of Trieste (Dal Fovo 2014). These two parts of the study have in common a theoretical framework in the course of development (De Gregoris, forthcoming), so far based on: (i) a proposal for a gestalt perception of speech (Albano Leoni 2009); (ii) an evolutive approach to live speech production and reception (Fónagy 1983); and (iii) a proposal for audiovisual perception (Chion 1994); Karl Bühler’s Theory of language (1983) is...

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