Corpus-based Approaches to Translation Studies

Guo-rong SHEN


Recent years have witnessed a significant growth of corpus-based translation studies that appeared in the beginning of the 1990s. Corpus linguistics has provided a new weapon for translation studies, broadened the research scope and introduced a brand-new thought pattern for translation scholars. This paper introduces the design and application of Translational English Corpus. Besides, it makes an objective assessment to corpus-based translation studies and analyses the potential of Translational English Corpus. Key words: Corpus; Corpus linguistics; Translation studies; Advantages; Limitations Resumé: Ces dernières années ont connu une croissance importante des études de traduction à base de corpus qui est apparue au début des années 1990. La linguistique de corpus a fourni une nouvelle arme pour les études de traduction, élargi le champ de recherches et introduit un mode de pensée tout nouveau pour les spécialistes de la traduction. Cet article présente la conception et l'application de corpus translationnel en anglais. En outre, il fait une évaluation objective sur des études de traduction à base de corpus et analyse le potentiel de corpus translationnel en anglais.Mots-clés: corpus; linguistique de corpus; études translationnelles; avantages; limitations

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