THINK-ALOUD PROTOCOLS (TAPs)

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THINK-ALOUD PROTOCOLS (TAPs) PRODUCT-BASED STUDIES PROCESS-BASED STUDIES (Eg. TAPs) TAPs They involve asking a translator to translate a text and, at the same time, to verbalize as much of their thoughts as possible, to verbalise their thoughts as they are translating. -Need for special training (to learn how to verbalize) -On-going thoughts are recorded -Reliance of speakers’ intuitive knowledge about their language -PURPOSE: to gain a better understanding of the psychological and linguistic mechanisms involved in the activity of translating ADVANTAGES • Verbal reports seem to provide useful data on human thought processes (despite having a controversial history in psychology) • The findings of TAPs illustrate the complexity of translational phenomena (no single monolithic translation process) • Valuable hypothesis, comparing the behaviour of language learners and professional translators LIMITATIONS • Experiment difficult to perform • Inevitable incompleteness of the data (only those mental processes which are
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