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Biography

Mark Shuttleworth has been involved in translation studies research and teaching since 1993, first at the University of Leeds, Imperial College London and University College London and now at Hong Kong Baptist University. His publications include the Dictionary of Translation Studies, as well as articles on translation technology, translator training, metaphor in translation, translation and the web, and Wikipedia translation. He has an interest in the use of digital methodologies in translation studies research. His monograph on scientific metaphor in translation, Studying Scientific Metaphor in Translation, was published in 2017 and he is currently working on a second edition of the Dictionary. Since arriving at HKBU he has been awarded funding for two research projects under the Hong Kong Research Grants Council’s General Research Fund. Mark Shuttleworth has been invited as a keynote speaker to translation studies conferences in Poland, China and Malaysia. He has also addressed industry conferences in the UK, Italy and Brazil on the subject of translation technology and has provided training in the same area in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Tunisia and Malaysia. He is a fluent speaker of Russian, German, Polish and French and has some knowledge of a number of other languages.

Chinese Name

夏致遠

Research Interests

  1. the nature and current state of the terminology of translation studies
  2. Wikipedia translation
  3. metaphor in translation; in particular, how the insights of Metaphor Studies can be successfully integrated into Translation Studies research
  4. translation technology
  5. the use of digital methods in translation studies research

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of London

Award Date: 31 Jul 2013

Master, University of Birmingham

Award Date: 17 Dec 1993

Taught Post-Graduate, University of Oxford

Award Date: 30 Jun 1987

Bachelor, University of Oxford

Award Date: 13 Jun 1987

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