An Overview of Cognitive Translation Studies

Yi Chen


With the development of social economy and science and technology, translation has promoted the development of various industries and increased international exchanges in various fields. As an important means of connecting two different languages, translation is extremely important. Translation studies as an independent discipline has a relatively short development time. However, research scholars have always attached great importance to the study of translation methods. Cognitive translation studies is an important translation method in the translation discipline. Therefore, it is imperative to strengthen the study of cognitive translation. The research on the cognitive process of translation has made great progress in the past three decades. Since the beginning of the 21st century, it has combined with cognitive science and used the latest scientific and technological methods to produce many research methods that are convenient for collecting experimental data, and has achieved a lot of research results. This article is an overview of the research on cognitive translation studies, pointing out that the theoretical basis of cognitive translation studies is cognitive psychology. The research methods in the cognitive psychology discipline are adopted. Moreover, the cognitive context has a great influence on discourse understanding and plays an important role in restricting translation. It is an important part of cognitive translation studies.


Cognitive context; Translation process; Cognitive translation

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