Beyond the Landscape "of Light" : A Review of Pedagogical Research Articles in Meta (2000-2014)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch on Translator and Interpreter Training
Subtitle of host publicationA Collective Volume of Bibliometric Reviews and Empirical Studies on Learners
PublisherSpringer, Singapore
Chapter5
Pages77-98
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-6958-1
ISBN (Print)978-981-10-6957-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameNew Frontiers in Translation Studies
PublisherSpringer, Singapore
ISSN (Print)2197-8689
ISSN (Electronic)2197-8697

Abstract

Training has been an essential theme in applied translation and interpreting (T&I) studies. Along with the rapid increase of translator and interpreter training programs all over the world, research in this area has seen some robust development in the new millennium. This study, through a meta-review of pedagogical research published in the journal Meta:The Translators’ Journal in the last 15 years, provided an overview of the current research themes and methods applied in this field. A combination of research methods, which included publication counting, thematic analysis and title analysis, were employed in the study. Findings suggest that pedagogical research in Meta is featured by the theme of “teaching” (as compared to “learning” and “assessment”) and is dominated by empirical designs. Through a comparison with pedagogical research in a larger corpus of nine other T&I journals, the study indicates that Meta presents a similar general landscape. However, it was found that the journal has some particular subthemes that are significantly different from other T&I journals. Through this exercise of meta-review and comparison of Meta and other academic journals, the study sheds light on the features of pedagogical research in T&I and may provide implications on the future development in this field.

Research Area(s)

  • JOURNAL ARTICLES, TRANSLATION, DATABASE, Pedagogical research, Research themes, Research methods, Thematic analysis, Bibliometrics

Citation Format(s)

Beyond the Landscape "of Light" : A Review of Pedagogical Research Articles in Meta (2000-2014). / Yan, Jackie Xiu; Pan, Jun; Wang, Honghua.

Research on Translator and Interpreter Training: A Collective Volume of Bibliometric Reviews and Empirical Studies on Learners. Springer, Singapore, 2018. p. 77-98 (New Frontiers in Translation Studies).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)Chapter in research book/monograph/textbook (Author)peer-review