Acquisition of translation competence and translation acceptability: An experimental study


  • Luis Miguel Castillo Rincón Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


translation competence, acquisition of translation competence, acceptability, perception of acceptability


The PhD research project presented in this paper is part of the large-scale experimental research project carried out by PACTE group on the acquisition of translation competence (ATC). Using PACTE’s model of translation competence (TC) and translation competence acquisition, the PhD project aims to observe how the acceptability of translations evolves throughout the process of acquiring translation competence. The starting point of this project is a master’s thesis on the efficiency and reliability of Rich Points-based translation assessment (Castillo, 2010). This paper presents the experiment’s design and discusses some of the preliminary results of the research.