When Translation Meets Technologies: Language Service Providers in the Digital Age (Phase 2)

Project Details


While increasing the speed of the translation process, recent advances in translation technologies have raised some concerns such as digital disruption and the resulting lower social status of the profession. The project examines Language Service Providers’ (LSPs’) beliefs and behaviours surrounding the use of translation technologies in order to identify effective and sustainable human-technology interaction, which can be applied to the practice of translation.
Building on the results gained in the first phase project in the UK, the second phase project expands into two international sub-projects. 1) A focus group study is carried out with Japanese LSPs to collect comparable data from one of the most important international translation markets. 2) A workplace observation study is conducted with leading LSPs in Spain and the UK to study LSPs’ in-house training practices.
Effective start/end date3/10/163/09/19


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  • Check and check again

    Sakamoto, A., 1 Jul 2020, In: ITI Bulletin. July-August 2020, p. 35-36 2 p.

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  • Social groups in machine translation post-editing: a SCOT analysis

    Sakamoto, A. & Yamada, M., 17 Aug 2020, In: Translation Spaces. 9, 1, p. 78-97 20 p.

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  • The value of translation in the era of automation: an examination of threats

    Sakamoto, A., 12 Dec 2020, When Translation Goes Digital: Case Studies and Critical Reflections. Desjardins, R., Larsonneur, C. & Lacour, P. (eds.). 1st ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 231-255 25 p. (Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting).

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    Open Access