The Coming Industry of Teletranslation: Overcoming Communication Barriers Through Telecommunication

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Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 120 pages
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This text is about teletransition - a term used to refer to telecommunications-based language services. It examines the need for telecommunication-based language services in response to the emerging communications environment and describes how teletranslation services can be developed.
 

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Contents

Communications Technology and the Language Problem
1
The Translation Business and the Impact of MT
14
Global Network of Communications
40
A Teletranslation Service
91
Epilogue
109
Index
118
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Dr Minako O'Hagan is a translation/localization consultant based in New Zealand. Having a background in translation and language technology, her research interests include localization, machine translation, nonverbal communication in virtual reality and more recently internet-based instruction. Dr David Ashworth, Director of the Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies at the University of Hawaii, specializes in computer-mediated communication in contexts for learning. He also teaches seminars and courses in the teaching of Asian languages, with a special interest in the use of the Internet to facilitate interactions.

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