Technology and translation

Akiko Sakamoto

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The chapter describes major advances in translation technologies (translation memory and machine translation) and explains how they have influenced our understanding of translation, particularly the concept of translation quality. The discussion focuses on the notion of translation as ‘text’, showing that technological changes have created a rift between Translation Studies theories and a new notion of translation circulating in the industry. The chapter finally identifies trends in research which seek to develop new knowledge to address the rift identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of Translation
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 9 Nov 2019


  • translation technologies
  • translation studies


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