April 15 - Sun

Sun Sanjun


15 April 2021 - 12:30-14:00 CEST


Task difficulty has a direct impact on human performance. In translation, difficulties are caused by translation factors (i.e., text difficulty and translation-specific difficulty), translator factors (i.e., levels of translation expertise), and environmental factors (e.g., translation tools). In this talk, I will review empirical studies on the role of text complexity in the translation process, leading to higher translation difficulty and cognitive load. Discoveries involving three modes of translation will be addressed: written translation, sight translation, and machine translation post-editing. 


Sun Sanjun

MC2 Lab, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China


Sanjun Sun is Associate Professor of Translation Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing. He received his Ph.D. in Translation Studies from Kent State University in 2012. He is co-editor of Chinese journal "Translation Horizons", and has co-authored two books in Chinese on translation and language studies. His research interests include cognitive translation studies, empirical research methods, and translation technology. Prof Sun is an external associate of the MC2 Lab and a member or the international network Translation, Research, Empiricism, Cognition (TREC).For further info, see ORCID, h-index and lists of some publications and revisions.