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Making Way in Corpus-based Interpreting Studies

  • Mariachiara Russo
  • Claudio Bendazzoli
  • Bart Defrancq

Part of the New Frontiers in Translation Studies book series (NFTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Silvia Bernardini, Adriano Ferraresi, Mariachiara Russo, Camille Collard, Bart Defrancq
    Pages 21-42
  3. Graham Neubig, Hiroaki Shimizu, Sakriani Sakti, Satoshi Nakamura, Tomoki Toda
    Pages 205-215

About this book


This book presents a collection of state-of-the-art work in corpus-based interpreting studies, highlighting international research on the properties of interpreted speech, based on naturalistic interpreting data. Interpreting research has long been hampered by the lack of naturalistic data that would allow researchers to make empirically valid generalizations about interpreting. The researchers who present their work here have played a pioneering role in the compilation of interpreting data and in the exploitation of that data. The collection focuses on both of these aspects, including a detailed  overview of interpreting corpora, a collective paper on the way forward in corpus compilation and several studies on interpreted  speech in diverse language pairs and interpreter-mediated settings, based on existing corpora.


Interpreting Studies Corpus Simultaneous Interpreting Statistical Methods Cognitive Processing Comparative Linguistics Translation

Editors and affiliations

  • Mariachiara Russo
    • 1
  • Claudio Bendazzoli
    • 2
  • Bart Defrancq
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Interpreting and TranslationUniversity of BolognaForlìItaly
  2. 2.Department of Economic and Social Studies, Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of TurinTorinoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Translation, Interpreting and CommunicationGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

About the editors

Mariachiara Russo is Full Professor of Spanish Language and Translation at the Department of Interpreting and Translation of the University of Bologna at Forlì (Italy) and free-lance conference interpreter (Italian, English, Spanish). She is the Director of the MA in Interpreting and teaches Interpreting Theory and simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. She coordinated the EPIC project and is currently among the coordinators of the EU-funded Project “SHIFT in Orality- Shaping the Interpreters of the Future and of Today” on remote interpreting. She has published extensively on the following research topics: corpus-based interpreting studies, aptitude testing for interpreting, conference interpreting, liaison interpreting, contrastive linguistics, simultaneous film interpreting.

Claudio Bendazzoli is Assistant Professor of English Language and Translation at the Department of Economic and Social Studies, Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Turin (Italy). Between 2004 and 2011, he worked at the Department of Interpreting and Translation of the University of Bologna at Forlì, where he completed his PhD in Interpreting Studies. He developed the Directionality in Simultaneous Interpreting Corpus (DIRSI-C) and was part of the research group that created the European Parliament Interpreting Corpus (EPIC). His main research interests are corpus-based interpreting studies, theatre and interpreter training, ethnography of speaking, English as a Lingua Franca, and English medium instruction. He also works as a freelance conference interpreter and translator (Italian, English, Spanish).

Bart Defrancq is Associate Professor of interpreting and legal translation at Ghent University (Belgium). In 2002, he was granted his PhD in linguistics at Ghent University and became involved with corpus-based translation and interpreting studies when appointed at the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication at the same university. He is head of interpreter training both at the masters' and at the postgraduate levels since 2010 and the initiator of a corpus compilation project based on interpreting data (EPICG). He has published widely on corpus linguistics, translation and interpreting and is an editorial board member of Languages in Contrast and The Interpreters' Newsletter.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Making Way in Corpus-based Interpreting Studies
  • Editors Mariachiara Russo
    Claudio Bendazzoli
    Bart Defrancq
  • Series Title New Frontiers in Translation Studies
  • Series Abbreviated Title New Frontiers in Translation Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-6198-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4823-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-6199-8
  • Series ISSN 2197-8689
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-8697
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 215
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Translation
    Applied Linguistics
    Comparative Linguistics
    Communication Studies
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“The book has demonstrated that researchers have successfully made way in CIS, putting the fast-developing research field on a right track that may finally enable CIS researchers to discover the undiscoverable and to use corpus-based findings for practical ends. Undoubtedly, after Straniero Sergio and Falbo (2012), the current volume represents another authoritative reference on CIS, and is therefore a must read for interpreting students, trainers, researchers and other stakeholders interested in CIS.” (Chao Han, FORUM International Journal of Interpretation, Vol. 18 (1), 2020)

“The volume presents a Compilation of state-of-the-art research in CIS over the past decade and is therefore an essential resource for both established researchers and postgraduate candidates. … the main purpose of this book is to showcase some of the larger existing corpora, and most authors rise to this task.” (Ella Wehrmeyer, Interpreting, Vol. 21 (1), 2019)