Proceedings chapter

The relevance of emotion for professional translation and translation studies

ContributorsLehr, Caroline
Published inMan vs. Machine? Proceedings of the XXth FIT World Congress, Editors Baur, W., Eichner, B., Kalina, S., Kessler, N., Mayer, F. & Orsted, J., p. 601-606
Presented at Berlin, 4 - 6 August 2014
PublisherBerlin : BDÜ Fachverlag
Publication date2014

In the last decades, psychological research has increasingly acknowledged that emotion is a central organizing construct of human cognition and a fundamental principle of human behavior. Although this has significant implications for the understanding of language processing and professional performance, today, emotions do not receive sufficient attention in the study of translation. The present paper identifies an agenda for future interdisciplinary research bridging the gap between psychological research on emotion and translation studies. This agenda should capture how emotions influence the performance of professional translators, consider implications for the design of work environments and discuss the role of emotional competences in translator training and employability. Further, research should focus on the different capacities of human translators and translation technologies to render emotional meaning in all its complexity, and evaluate the implications of this essential aspect of communication for the status of human intelligence in translation processes.

  • Translation
  • Emotion
  • Language processing
  • Professionals
  • Performance indicators
  • Quality standards
  • International organizations and companies
  • Translation agencies
  • Task and job design
  • Emotional competences
  • Employability
  • Translator training
  • Machine translation
  • Translation technology
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Emotional meaning
  • Expression
  • Verbal
  • Perception
  • Emotional impact
  • Communication
  • Research agenda
  • Interdisciplinarity
Citation (ISO format)
LEHR, Caroline. The relevance of emotion for professional translation and translation studies. In: Man vs. Machine? Proceedings of the XXth FIT World Congress. Berlin. Berlin : BDÜ Fachverlag, 2014. p. 601–606.
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