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I'm researching machine translation, and trying to read around the subject and understand better how human translators go about translating a document. I was wondering if there are any recommended textbooks for people who study this at university.

  • If I got it correctly... You're asking about how humans translate as in, what happens in their brains? Or the methods? In the first case, I think that would be Neurolinguistics (on topic), but I'm not sure if this is what you meant. (Let me know so I can retag your question accordingly and fix the wording.)
    – Alenanno
    May 8, 2012 at 10:21

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You may be interested in the MIT book Readings in Machine Translations by Sergei Nirenburg. And you may also already be familiar with Why Translation Studies Matters by Gile, Hansen & Pokorn.

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