Corpora and Intercultural Studies

The Reconstruction of Modality in Chinese-English Government Press Conference Interpreting

A Corpus-Based Study

Authors: Li, Xin

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  • Presents a corpus-based interpreting study
  • Employs a multi-dimensional analysis of modality shifts
  • Examines Government Press Conference (GPC) interpreting in China in detail
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This book investigates a special genre of interpreting in the Chinese context, namely Government Press Conference (GPC) Interpreting. Drawing on the modality system from Systemic Functional Grammar and a corpus of 21 interpreting events, the project explores the regular patterns of modality shifts in Chinese-English GPC interpreting and seeks explanations in the sociocultural context. As a corpus-based project, the book covers qualitative analysis of the sociocultural context, qualitative analysis of the interpersonal effects of modality shifts, and quantitative analysis of modality shifts. This book will contribute to the understanding of the distinctive features of GPC interpreting in China, shed new light on the rendition of modality between Chinese and English in specific contexts, and also inspire new thoughts on the nature of interpreting in general.

About the authors

Xin Li is an instructor of College English and a researcher in translation/interpreting studies at the School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She has a PhD in foreign linguistics and applied linguistics with a specialization in corpus-based translation/interpreting studies. Based on her active engagement in translation/interpreting research projects, she has published articles in influential journals in China such as Computer-assisted Foreign Language Education, Foreign Language Learning Theory and Practice, and Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies. She is also the associate editor of Critical Readings of Corpus-based Translation Studies (2012, in Chinese).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Reconstruction of Modality in Chinese-English Government Press Conference Interpreting
Book Subtitle
A Corpus-Based Study
Authors
Series Title
Corpora and Intercultural Studies
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5169-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5169-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5168-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-3847-2
Series ISSN
2510-4802
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 202
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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