European Society for Translation Studies

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Results of surveys of research students

Results of surveys of research students Jenny Williams Dublin City University (Report from the Lisbon Congress round table on supervision, September 2004. Convenor: Andrew Chesterman)     There have been two surveys of research students undertaken in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at DCU over the last 4 years from which 2 major issues emerge.  Position of research students in …

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Formalising supervision – A step towards better quality?

Formalising supervision – A step towards better quality? Christina Schäffner Aston University, Birmingham (Report from the Lisbon Congress round table on supervision, September 2004. Convenor: Andrew Chesterman)     The quality of postgraduate research in Translation Studies is of major concern to all higher education institutions, and also to EST. At the EST Congress 1998, we had a …

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The psychological aspect of supervision

The psychological aspect of supervision Andrew Chesterman University of Helsinki (Report from the Lisbon Congress round table on supervision, September 2004. Convenor: Andrew Chesterman)     I discussed some of the psychological aspects of supervision, based on a Finnish book I had read when I started supervising, and which I found very helpful. The book is Juha T. Hakala 1996. Opinnäyte ja sen ohjaaminen (‘The thesis and its supervision’). Helsinki: Gaudeamus. …

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The editorial process through the looking glass

The editorial process through the looking glass Daniel Gile – Université Lumière Lyon 2 Gyde Hansen – Copenhagen Business School Published in Gyde, Hansen, Kirsten Malkmjær and Daniel Gile (eds). 2004. Claims, Changes and Challenges in Translation Studies. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 297-306. Abstract Editors of scholarly publications are gatekeepers who decide whether to publish manuscripts or not, but their decisions are constrained by institutional factors, sociological factors, and the availability of referees for …

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Standardization of supervision procedures: the cross-cultural perspective

Standardization of supervision procedures:the cross-cultural perspective Karen Bennett   Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Viseu   (Report from the Lisbon Congress round table on supervision, September 2004. Convenor: Andrew Chesterman)   What follows is a subjective response to the proposals recently raised for standardizing supervision procedures in the area of Translation Studies. It should be noted that …

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