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Eye-Tracking Processes and Styles in Sight Translation


  • Is the first book to address Chinese–English sight translation employing eye-tracking technology

  • Broadens readers’ understanding of interpreters’ processing patterns and behavioral features in sight translation

  • Includes an excellent example of using various eye measures to study reading in spoken translation


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Wenchao Su
    Pages 1-7
  3. Wenchao Su
    Pages 9-18
  4. Wenchao Su
    Pages 49-68
  5. Wenchao Su
    Pages 151-155
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-158

About this book


This book presents new research on sight translation using cutting-edge eye-tracking technology. It covers various aspects of sight translation processes of both novice and professional interpreters, such as their textual processing behaviors, problem-solving patterns and reading-speech coordination. By focusing on the features of their gaze behaviors, the book describes the interpreters' processing behaviors and categorizes them into different processing styles. As one of the first books on sight translation employing an eye-tracking technique as the research method, it offers a valuable reference guide for future eye-tracking-based translation and interpreting research.


Eye-movement Behavior Sight Translation Professional And Novice Interpreters Text Processing Reading-speech Coordination

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Guangdong University of Foreign StudiesGuangzhouChina

About the authors

Wenchao Su is currently Yunshan Young Scholar at the School of Interpreting and Translation Studies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. An active researcher who uses eye-tracking technology to study interpreting processes, she has developed a keen interest in the cognitive and psycholinguistic investigation of interpreting processes and has published her research in leading translation studies journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Eye-Tracking Processes and Styles in Sight Translation
  • Authors Wenchao Su
  • Series Title New Frontiers in Translation Studies
  • Series Abbreviated Title New Frontiers in Translation Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-5674-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-5677-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-5675-3
  • Series ISSN 2197-8689
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-8697
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 158
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Research Methods in Language and Linguistics
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