European Society for Translation Studies

Founded in Vienna in 1992, the European Society for Translation Studies is an international network which aims to support the community of translation and interpreting students and scholars worldwide. Currently, we have members in 46 countries in all five continents.
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What makes empirical research ‘scientific’?

What makes empirical research ‘scientific’? Daniel Gile March 2009 Gartner Group is a company which provides inter alia ‘briefings’ for corporate executives in matters pertaining to the evolution of Information Technology in the marketplace. Its ‘analysts’, as they are called, …

Humanities and ESP: the Case of History

Humanities and ESP: the Case of History Daniel Gile January 2008 In the ongoing debate about research paradigms in the TS community, it may be interesting to bring up the case of History. History is classified in the humanities and …

Text Perspectives and Translation

Text Perspectives and Translation Heidrun Gerzymisch-Arbogast     How about looking at texts and their translations from different perspectives? Like the famous Leibniz example in which wanderers from the four directions of the compass head towards a town and each …

Translationland

Translationland Ubaldo Stecconi Octber 2, 2006 In the past half century or so, there has been a growing recognition that translation and translating can be serious intellectual pursuits. There has also been a growing dissatisfaction with traditional accounts of translation, …

A note on explanation

A note on explanation   Andrew Chesterman October 1, 2006   Descriptive Translation Studies aims at more than description. It also looks for explanations which add to our understanding. Some explanations are interpretive, or metaphorical ones. An unfamiliar phenomenon may be …