Research on translator training after the new millennium : A corpus-based review of eight journals on Translation Studies

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-38
Journal / Publication东方翻译
VolumeCIUTI Issue 2017
Publication statusPublished - May 2017


As a result of the rapid development of translation programs worldwide, the significance of research into translator training has become increasingly prominent. It is therefore necessary to summarize the regional features of translator training research in addition to a broad overview of current academic developments in the field. Given a lack of data-driven comparison of regional translation studies (TS), the present study aims to fill this gap. The results are based on both quantitative and qualitative analyses of a database of 284 articles in English collected from eight TS journals since 2000. Findings of the study suggest a teaching-dominant perspective to translator training research over the last decade. Besides, each of the five continents was found to have idiosyncratic features in translator training research entries and themes. The study presents an innovative thematic “world map” of translator training on five continents, in addition to displaying the bibliometric features of the article entries in the database. As a global review of studies on translator training, this study will contribute to the enhancement of both training and research in translation.