Accession Number:

ADA036283

Title:

Feasibility Study of Technical Translation by a Technologist/Translator (T/T) Team,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The authors formed a research team which undertook the team translation of a selection of technical documents supplied by the sponsor. Neither author had previously engaged in technical translation from Russian into English. The study established that, after an initial orientation period, the team can produce useful products of the following forms 1 Key word surveys of tables of contents, abstracts, introductions, etc. 2 Article survey for pre-specified topics such as device characteristics 3 Complete translations of articles of all lengths and 4 Survey or complete translation of long articles and books. The team approach is also an excellent way to train technical translators. Conditions for success are discussed in detail, and potential sources of difficulty are identified. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE