Language: Presented in English
Presenter: Ruth Urbom
Date: Part 1: Wednesday, February 5
Part 2: Wednesday, February 12
Time: 9 a.m. Pacific (GMT-8)
Duration: 60 minutes
CE Point(s): 1 per webinar
Fee: Part 1: NCTA Member $30 Non-Member $45
Part 2: NCTA Member $25 Non-Member $40
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In this two-part webinar,
participants will be introduced to freely available online corpus search
tools for accessing huge databases of natural language such as the
Corpus of Contemporary American English and the British National Corpus,
as well as various corpora in other languages.
By using corpus resources to investigate patterns that occur in natural
language, translators can obtain empirical evidence on how words
typically behave in context. This awareness of usage norms can enable
translators to produce more natural-sounding translations. Corpus data
can also provide evidence to support the choices translators make in
their translations. A corpus supplements the translator’s own linguistic
The first session will provide a basic introduction to corpus tools, starting with an explanation of what a corpus is. The second session
will build on the fundamentals covered in Part 1, focusing on real-life
examples for practicing translators. Participants will also learn to be
aware of the strengths and limitations of various corpora and to
critically evaluate the resources they use and the results they obtain.
Some attention will be paid to relevant linguistic theory, including the
pioneering work of John Sinclair and the “lexical priming” theory
introduced by Michael Hoey.
About the Presenter:
Ruth Urbom is a freelance translator and a former lexicographer. She is a
state-authorized translator from Finnish and Swedish into English and
holds the Institute of Linguists’ DipTrans in German>English as well
as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in German.
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