European Society for Translation Studies

Founded in Vienna in 1992, the Society now has members in more than 46 countries. It functions as a network for research, a forum for exchange, and a center for research resources.

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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 …

Sampling 3: The effect of bias in samples

Sampling 3: The effect of bias in samples Daniel Gile September 8, 2006 Samples are selected to be representative of populations. However, natural variability within the population makes it likely that with respect to the feature(s) in which investigators are interested, …

How to choose the most relevant parameters to be controlled in an empirical study

How to choose the most relevant parameters to be controlled in an empirical study   Daniel Gile 12 August 2006 In a previous text (Sampling 2: Generalizing from case studies), it was explained that in order to make findings of studies …