Francesco Straniero, S. & C. Falbo (Eds.) (2012) Breaking Ground in Corpus-based Interpreting Studies


  • Fang Tang Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China


corpus-based interpreting studies, corpus-based translation studies, interpreting studies


Mona Baker’s seminal article “Corpus Linguistics and Translation Studies — Implications and Applications” (1993) has been widely recognized as the manifesto kicking off Corpus-based Translation Studies (CTS). Since then, the methodology supporting the development of Corpus Linguistics has been applied frequently to Translation Studies (TS). It has even set off, in Laviosa’s words, a “corpus linguistics turn in TS” (Laviosa 2004: 29). This paradigm shift echoes with Toury’s target-text-oriented perspective in facilitating the search for “the nature of translated texts as mediated communicative events” (Baker 1993: 263).

Author Biography

  • Fang Tang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
    Fang Tang is a Lecturer at the School of Interpreting and Translation Studies of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China. She got her PhD degree  from the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her major research interests include the theoretical and pedagogical aspects of interpreting and translation studies.