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Module Reading List

Introduction to Translation Technologies and Workflows, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Faruk Mardan
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core texts

Bowker, L. 2002. Computer-aided translation technology : a practical introduction Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.  

Chan, Sin-Wai. Ed. 2015. Routledge encyclopedia of translation technology Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.  

Chan, Sin-wai. 2017. The future of translation technology: towards a world without Babel. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Koehn, P. 2020. Neural Machine Translation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Munday, J. Ed. 2009. The Routledge companion to translation studies.Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.  

Somers, H. ed. 2003. Computers and translation: a translator's guide. Amsterdam, Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co.  

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Industry standards

BS EN ISO 17100:2015: Translation Services. Requirements for translation services.  

ISO/DIS 18587 Translation services - Post-editing of machine translation output – Requirements. Available online: 

ASTM F2575 Standard Guide for Quality Assurance in Translation. Available online:

ISO 12616:2002 Translation-oriented terminography. Available online: 

ISO 22128:2008 Terminology products and services -- Overview and guidance Available online: 

ISO 29383:2010 Terminology policies -- Development and implementation Available online: 

ISO 860:2007 Terminology work -- Harmonization of concepts and terms Available online: 

ISO 704:2009 Terminology work -- Principles and methods Available online: 

ISO 11669-2012 Translation projects — General guidance Available online: 

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Relevant websites

* Common Sense Advisory:

DGT Terminology Coordination

* European Commission Publications on translation, language and linguistic issues

Ethnologue: Languages of the World (The Summer Institute of Linguistics):

IBM Globalization Resources:


Technical writing & general translation resources:

The International Standards Association:

* The Unicode Consortium:

* The World Wide Web Consortium on Localization:

Framework for the Evaluation of Machine Translation:

International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation:

Tools Garage (free downloads of trial versions of translation tools):

Translation Commons:

United Nations Editorial Manual


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Relevant blogs and newsletters

Globally Speaking Radio: excellent podcast on the latest developments in the Language Services Industry. 

* Jost Zetzsche's extremely useful newsletter:

* Kevin Lossner outstanding blog on translation technology: Translation Tribulations

Ricardo Schiaffino's professional blog:

Payment Practices (a subscription-based directory of company payment track record for the translation industry):

Translation Directory (some information requires a subscription):

* Translation Times, a blog written by the authors of "The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation". Apart from excellent advice on starting up and dealing with customers, it also contains a useful list of translation blogs:

This list was last updated on 10/09/2021