Technical and medical translation

Authored by: Goretti Faya , Carmen Quijada

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Translation Studies

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138698017
eBook ISBN: 9781315520131
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The development of science and technology in an increasingly interconnected world has had an important impact on the number of texts published in both fields. Scientific and technical texts are written mainly in English, with Spanish being the second most common language internationally (Moreno Fernández 2015, 10). Consequently, the number of translation assignments of scientific and technical texts has also increased (Lambert 2007). In fact, “technical translation already looms large in that it comprises more than 90% of the translation of the professional world output” (Kingscott 2002, 247).

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