Feasibility study of technical translation by a technologist/translator (T/T) team

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Authors
Tuman, Helena M.
Harrison, Don Edward
Subjects
Technical Translation
Translation Training
Advisors
Date of Issue
1976-10-00
Date
1976-10-00
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The authors formed a research team which undertook the team translation of a selection of technical documents supplied by the sponsor. Neither author had previously engaged in technical translation from Russian into English. The study established that, after an initial orientation period, the team can produce useful products of the following forms: (1) Key word surveys of tables of contents, abstracts, introductions, etc.; (2) Article survey for pre-specified topics such as device characteristics; (3) Complete translations of articles of all lengths; and (4) Survey or complete translation of long articles and books. The team approach is also an excellent way to train technical translators. Conditions for success are discussed in detail, and potential sources of difficulty are identified
Type
Technical Report
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NPS Report Number
NPS-61Hx76101
Sponsors
Prepared for: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California 93940.
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Format
1 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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