New Frontiers in Translation Studies

Testing and Assessment of Interpreting

Recent Developments in China

Editors: Chen, Jing, Han, Chao (Eds.)

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  • Provides insights into recent interpreting research developments in China
  • Presents sophisticated measurement models in interpreting testing and assessment
  • Explores automatic assessment as an emerging approach to interpreting quality assessment
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This book highlights reliable, valid and practical testing and assessment of interpreting, presenting important developments in China, where testing and assessment have long been a major concern for interpreting educators and researchers, but have remained largely under-reported. The book not only offers theoretical insights into potential issues and problems undermining interpreting assessment, but also describes useful measurement models to address such concerns. Showcasing the latest Chinese research to create rubrics-referenced rating scales, enhance formative assessment practice, and explore (semi-)automated assessment, the book is a valuable resource for educators, trainers and researchers, enabling to gain a better understanding of interpreting testing and assessment as both a worthwhile endeavor and a promising research area.

About the authors

​Professor Jing Chen is currently the Dean of the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Xiamen University, China. Her research interests include interpreting quality assessment and interpreting pedagogy. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in English and Chinese (e.g., Interpreter and Translator Trainer, Language Assessment Quarterly, Chinese Translators Journal), and she has led several large-scale research projects funded by the European Union (i.e., Asia Link - the EU-Asia Interpreting Studies) and the China National Social Sciences Foundation (NSSF). Currently, she is the Principle Investigator of a major national-level research project funded by NSSF (2018-2022). She is also serving as the Deputy Director of the National Interpreting Committee of the Translators Association of China. In 2011 she was honored by China’s Ministry of Education in the New Century Talent Program for her outstanding intellectual and academic achievements.
Professor Chao Han is currently affiliated with the College of International Studies, Southwest University, China. He conducted his PhD research at the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University (Sydney), focusing on interpreter certification performance testing. His research interests include testing and assessment of translation and interpreting (T&I), evidence-based T&I studies, and research methodology. His recent publications have appeared in such journals as Interpreting, Perspectives, Language Testing, Language Assessment Quarterly, and Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. Currently, he is the Principle Investigator in an  NSSF-funded project to develop rubrics-referenced rating scales for interpreter certification performance testing. (ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6712-0555)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Testing and Assessment of Interpreting in China: An Overview

    Pages 1-12

    Chen, Jing (et al.)

  • Introducing China’s Standards of English Language Ability (CSE)—Interpreting Competence Scales

    Pages 15-43

    Wang, Weiwei

  • Developing a Weighting Scheme for Assessing Chinese-to-English Interpreting: Evidence from Native English-Speaking Raters

    Pages 45-65

    Shang, Xiaoqi

  • Rubric-Based Self-Assessment of Chinese-English Interpreting

    Pages 67-84

    Su, Wei

  • Detecting and Measuring Rater Effects in Interpreting Assessment: A Methodological Comparison of Classical Test Theory, Generalizability Theory, and Many-Facet Rasch Measurement

    Pages 85-113

    Han, Chao

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Hardcover $159.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Testing and Assessment of Interpreting
Book Subtitle
Recent Developments in China
Editors
  • Jing Chen
  • Chao Han
Series Title
New Frontiers in Translation Studies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-8554-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-8554-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-8553-1
Series ISSN
2197-8689
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 200
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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