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Researching Cognitive Processes of Translation

  • Defeng Li
  • Victoria Lai Cheng Lei
  • Yuanjian He

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

About this book


This edited volume covers an array of the most relevant topics in translation cognition, taking different approaches and using different research tools. It explores theoretical and methodological issues using case studies and examining their practical and pedagogical implications. It is a valuable resource for translation studies scholars, graduate students and those interested in translation and translation training, enabling them to conceptualize translation cognition, in order to enhance their research methods and designs, manage innovations in their translation training or simply understand their own translation behaviours.


Translation Studies Interpreting Studies Translation Process Research Bilingual Processing Translation and Interpreting Cognition Translation Behaviours Cognition

Editors and affiliations

  • Defeng Li
    • 1
  • Victoria Lai Cheng Lei
    • 2
  • Yuanjian He
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Studies of Translation, Interpreting and CognitionUniversity of MacauMacau SARChina
  2. 2.University of MacauMacauChina
  3. 3.University of South ChinaHunanChina

About the editors

Defeng Li is currently a professor of translation studies and director of the Centre for Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition (2014- ), University of Macau, Macau SAR. He was a reader in translation studies and chair of the Centre for Translation Studies at the Centre for Translation Studies SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom (09/2007–12/2013).
His recent research has focused on cognitive approaches to translation and interpreting studies, corpus-assisted translation studies, translation curriculum and material development, translation studies research methods, and second language teaching. 
Prof. Li is president of the World Interpreter and Translator Association (WITTA), an international translation studies association.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Researching Cognitive Processes of Translation
  • Editors Defeng Li
    Victoria Lai Cheng Lei
    Yuanjian He
  • Series Title New Frontiers in Translation Studies
  • Series Abbreviated Title New Frontiers in Translation Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-1983-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4716-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-1984-6
  • Series ISSN 2197-8689
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-8697
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 201
  • Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Interpreting
    Translation Studies
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“The book is a commendable addition to the current repertoire of TPR. The biggest strength lies in its focus on the fundamental importance of solid theoretical foundations for TPR while shedding new light on improving methodological rigor in empirical research endeavors. … the book serves as a timely renewed call for further efforts to address this need.” (Rongbo Fu, The Journal of Specialised Translation, Issue 33, January, 2020)