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Feeling Like a Translator: Exploring Translator Students' Self-Concepts through Focus Groups
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5093-5598
2016 (English)In: New Horizons in Translation Research and Education 4 / [ed] Turo Rautaoja, Tamara Mikolič Južnič, Kaisa Koskinen, Joensuu: University of Eastern Finland , 2016, 27-45 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Translator students’ self-concept has been a key element in several frameworks of translation didactics. This paper explores the notion of self-concept, broadly defined as the way we think about ourselves, from a sociological viewpoint in a longitudinal study, taking its material from three focus group sessions recorded with four translation students following an MA programme in Translation Studies. The Perry scheme (Perry 1970) is applied to the material in order to map the students’ epistemological development. The analysis shows that focus groups are a suitable method for uncovering self-concept statements, and that a highly developed self-concept can be seen in the material, although some factors seem to have slowed the self-concept development. 

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Joensuu: University of Eastern Finland , 2016. 27-45 p.
Series
Reports and Studies in Education, Humanities and Theology, ISSN 1798-565X ; nr 16
Keyword [en]
self-concept, socialisation, translation sociology, translation didactic, focus groups
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Languages and Literature
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Translation Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137820ISBN: 978-952-61-2356-1 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-137820DiVA: diva2:1067073
Available from: 2017-01-19 Created: 2017-01-12 Last updated: 2017-02-13Bibliographically approved

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