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Crowd, cloud and automation in the translation education community

Declercq, C; (2014) Crowd, cloud and automation in the translation education community. In: Katan, D and Spinzi, C, (eds.) Transcreation and the Professions. (pp. 37-56). Iconesoft Edizioni Green open access

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Abstract

Following the global technological turn of the 1990s, translation education has increasingly begun to include technology from the late 1990s and the early 2000s onwards. Translation and technology has now become a dominant research topic in Translation Studies. However, academic analyses of translation technology concepts, processes and usages are on a knife’s edge. Potential usages of the latest technology are being scrutinized on the one hand, but the uptake of that same technology in the classroom poses substantial problems on the other hand. Exposing aspiring translators at Masters level to contemporary language and translation technology trends endangers the sense of security students need in order to learn new concepts and develop new skills. Including concepts such as automation and crowd, as well as their underlying technology and working processes, is often seen by more traditional teaching staff as the opposite of risk aversion and in fact it could have several advantages for Masters level students. These technological trends therefore need to be addressed more clearly in the curricula of Translation Studies programmes.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Crowd, cloud and automation in the translation education community
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://cultusjournal.com/1/current_issue_696987.ht...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: translation technology, language technology, automation and education, translation education
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS > Translation Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10074419
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