By Franz Pöchhacker, Minhua Liu
First released as a unique factor of Interpreting (issue 10:1, 2011) and complemented with articles released in Interpreting factor 16:1, 2014, this quantity presents a finished view of the problem of determining and measuring flair for reading. Following a extensive evaluate of the present literature, the array of 8 empirical papers captures the a number of dimensions of flair, from character features and tender talents akin to motivation, nervousness and studying kinds to points of cognitive functionality. The populations studied, with experimental in addition to survey study designs, contain scholars and execs of signal language analyzing in addition to spoken-language studying, and worthy synergies emerge. whereas pointing to the necessity for far extra paintings, the papers introduced jointly during this quantity essentially characterize the innovative of study into flair for analyzing, and will turn out a milestone at the method towards offering educators with trustworthy tools for trying out candidates to interpreter education courses.
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This is certainly relevant to an interpreting task (Carroll 1978) and seems to have an impact on performance evaluation as well, since the average mark on interpreting exams correlates most significantly with the test scores. However, there is no statistically significant correlation between the time needed to complete the course (number of sessions) and the individual above-mentioned operations, indicating that these do not seem to play a meaningful role (Table 6). Aptitude testing over the years Table 6.
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Aptitude for Interpreting by Franz Pöchhacker, Minhua Liu