Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Education Science and Economic Management (ICESEM 2017)

A Study on the Development of Translation Competence: A Perspective of Discourse Construction

Authors
Guanghui He, Bing Liu, Min Tang
Corresponding Author
Guanghui He
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icesem-17.2017.39How to use a DOI?
Keywords
translation competence; discourse construction; discourse awareness; PACTE model
Abstract
The main purpose of this study is to testify the impact of discourse construction on developing students' translation competence. This paper presented the elements of translation competence based on PATCE model. We used the translation performance of 30 non-English major freshmen for data bank. Through the Corrects a Cool Web, we found that there are four problems in students' translation tasks: lack of cohesion and coherence, default of sentence structure, misuse of words and collocation mistakes. Then we used item analysis and factor analysis to test the relationship between discourse construction and translation competence. These results demonstrate that translation errors occur at every level of language, stemming from different elements of translation competence. And discourse construction penetrates the whole translation process. The outcomes of the study may aid translation teachers in designing course syllabuses by highlighting which elements of translation competence to focus on.
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