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Translation and Meaning

New Series, Vol. 1

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Edited By Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Marcel Thelen, Gys-Walt van Egdom, Dirk Verbeeck and Łukasz Bogucki

This book contains a selection of articles on new developments in translation and interpreting studies. It offers a wealth of new and innovative approaches to the didactics of translation and interpreting that may well change the way in which translators and interpreters are trained. They include such issues of current debate as assessment methods and criteria, assessment of competences, graduate employability, placements, skills labs, the perceived skills gap between training and profession, the teaching of terminology, and curriculum design. The authors are experts in their fields from renowned universities in Europe, Africa and North-America. The book will be an indispensable help for trainers and researchers, but may also be of interest to translators and interpreters.

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The papers in this volume by a number of authorities in the field discuss current hot topics in Translation Studies and translator/interpreter training, viz. trans- lation/interpreting didactics, competence acquisition and assessment, curricu- lum design, and the so-called skills gap between training and actual professional practice. The ideas and practices presented are new and unique and are valuable contributions to Translation Studies and translator/interpreter training. The book is of interest to trainers/students/practitioners of translation/interpreting, transla- tion companies, as well as the whole discipline of Translation Studies, but also to linguists, terminologists, terminographers, lexicographers, publishers, etc., and anyone with a general interest in translation and interpreting. The editors Marcel Thelen, Gys-Walt van Egdom, Dirk Verbeeck, Łukasz Bogucki and Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk

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