Timothy Newfields


Raising Consciousness About Machine Translations

College & University Education
Sun, Nov 22, 18:30-18:55 JST

This presentation describes some activities designed to raise awareness about the use and misuse of machine translations within a task-based learning framework. Inspired by Sharwood Smith's 2001 notion of "consciousness-raising" and Johns' 1991 notion of data-driven learning, it outlines five activities that highlight the benefits and problems of automatic computer translations. The presentation concludes by echoing Stuart's 2003 description of translation as a "fifth macroskill" and a discussion of peer translation resources.