A Study on the Development of Translation Competence: A Perspective of Discourse Construction
Guanghui He, Bing Liu, Min Tang
Available Online October 2017.
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- translation competence; discourse construction; discourse awareness; PACTE model
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Guanghui He AU - Bing Liu AU - Min Tang PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - A Study on the Development of Translation Competence: A Perspective of Discourse Construction BT - Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Education Science and Economic Management (ICESEM 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 170 EP - 173 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icesem-17.2017.39 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icesem-17.2017.39 ID - He2017/10 ER -