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Field convergence between technical writers and technical translators: consequences for training institutions

Marusca Gnecchi, Bruce Maylath, Birthe Mousten, Federica Scarpa and Sonia Vandepitte UGent (2011) IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION. 54(2). p.168-184
abstract
As translation of technical documents continues to grow rapidly and translation becomes more automated, the roles of professional communicators and translators appear to be converging. This paper updates preliminary findings first presented at the 2008 International Professional Communication Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada. It analyzes trends revealed from recent surveys and recommends follow-up research to determine if the trends may continue and become entrenched. The authors conclude with recommendations for academic programs interested in adjusting to the trends.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
professional communication, technical communication, technical translation, documentation, Academic programs
journal title
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
IEEE trans. prof. commun.
volume
54
issue
2
pages
168 - 184
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000291005900005
JCR category
COMMUNICATION
JCR impact factor
0.66 (2011)
JCR rank
42/71 (2011)
JCR quartile
3 (2011)
ISSN
0361-1434
DOI
10.1109/TPC.2011.2121750
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1172418
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1172418
date created
2011-02-26 06:50:25
date last changed
2015-01-15 16:16:59
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  abstract     = {As translation of technical documents continues to grow rapidly and translation becomes more automated, the roles of professional communicators and translators appear to be converging. This paper updates preliminary findings first presented at the 2008 International Professional Communication Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada. It analyzes trends revealed from recent surveys and recommends follow-up research to determine if the trends may continue and become entrenched. The authors conclude with recommendations for academic programs interested in adjusting to the trends.},
  author       = {Gnecchi, Marusca and Maylath, Bruce and Mousten, Birthe and Scarpa, Federica and Vandepitte, Sonia},
  issn         = {0361-1434},
  journal      = {IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION},
  keyword      = {professional communication,technical communication,technical translation,documentation,Academic programs},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {168--184},
  title        = {Field convergence between technical writers and technical translators: consequences for training institutions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPC.2011.2121750},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Gnecchi, Marusca, Bruce Maylath, Birthe Mousten, Federica Scarpa, and Sonia Vandepitte. 2011. “Field Convergence Between Technical Writers and Technical Translators: Consequences for Training Institutions.” Ieee Transactions on Professional Communication 54 (2): 168–184.
APA
Gnecchi, M., Maylath, B., Mousten, B., Scarpa, F., & Vandepitte, S. (2011). Field convergence between technical writers and technical translators: consequences for training institutions. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION, 54(2), 168–184.
Vancouver
1.
Gnecchi M, Maylath B, Mousten B, Scarpa F, Vandepitte S. Field convergence between technical writers and technical translators: consequences for training institutions. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION. 2011;54(2):168–84.
MLA
Gnecchi, Marusca, Bruce Maylath, Birthe Mousten, et al. “Field Convergence Between Technical Writers and Technical Translators: Consequences for Training Institutions.” IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION 54.2 (2011): 168–184. Print.