Crossroads between contrastive linguistics, translation studies and machine translation: TC3-II
Contrastive Linguistics (CL), Translation Studies (TS) and Machine Translation (MT) have common grounds: They all work at the crossroad where two or more languages meet. Despite their inherent relatedness, methodological exchange between the three disciplines is rare. This special issue touches upon areas where the three fields converge. It results directly from a workshop at the 2011 German Association for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics (GSCL) conference in Hamburg where researchers from the three fields presented and discussed their interdisciplinary work. While the studies contained in this volume draw from a wide variety of objectives and methods, and various areas of overlaps between CL, TS and MT are addressed, the volume is by no means exhaustive with regard to this topic. Further cross-fertilisation is not only desirable, but almost mandatory in order to tackle future tasks and endeavours, and this volume is committed to bringing these three fields even closer together.
Inside the monitor modelProcesses of default and challenged translation production
Text structure in a contrastive and translational perspectiveOn information density and clause linkage in Italian and Danish
Methodological cross-fertilizationEmpirical methodologies in (computational) linguistics and translation studies
An analysis of translational complexity in two text types
Statistical machine translation support improves human adjective translation
Abstract pronominal anaphors and label nouns in German and EnglishSelected case studies and quantitative investigations
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