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Contribution to Book
Text Analysis Exercises for Sight Translation
Vistas: Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Conference of the American Translators Association (1994)
  • Holly Mikkelson, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Abstract
Sight translation is a technique that is often given short shrift in translator/interpreter training programs, yet it is of vital importance both as a training tool and as part of the daily work of professional translators and interpreters. Sight translation shares some component skills with simultaneous interpretation, but it also has some unique elements. This paper begins with a definition and task analysis of sight translation, followed by a discussion of the role of sight translation in the training of tranlators and interpreters and in their professional work after graduation. The scant literature on sight translation is then reviewed. Finally, a series of practical exercises designed to enhance the component skills of sight translation is presented.
Keywords
  • sight translation,
  • interpreter training,
  • text analysis,
  • public speaking,
  • speed reading,
  • paraphrasing
Publication Date
1994
Editor
Peter W. Krawutschke
Publisher
Learned Information
ISBN
9780938734925
Citation Information
Holly Mikkelson. "Text Analysis Exercises for Sight Translation" Medford, NJVistas: Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Conference of the American Translators Association (1994)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/holly_mikkelson/28/