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The role of intuition in the translation process

Hubscher-Davidson, Severine (2013). The role of intuition in the translation process. Translation and Interpreting Studies, 8(2) pp. 211–232.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1075/tis.8.2.05hub
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Abstract

This paper explores the psychological construct of intuition and its influence in decision-making behavior. Intuition was defined by Jung (1971) as a primary mode of perception operating subconsciously. As opposed to sensing personality types who prefer concrete details, intuitive personality types prefer to acquire information by imagining possibilities (Myers and Myers 1995). In this paper, an analysis of verbalization data from a translation process study is discussed in order to demonstrate the influence of intuition on decision-making during the translation process and to explore the implications of this influence. Recent studies have found that intuition plays a role in learning and decision-making tasks involving affect (Laborde et al. 2010: 786). Intuition is therefore here viewed as a potentially vital component of translator behavior which could predict individuals’ translating effectiveness.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISSN: 1876-2700
Keywords: intuition; individual differences; translation process research; decision-making; think aloud protocols
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > Languages
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 46416
Depositing User: Severine Hubscher-Davidson
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 14:49
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46416
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