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Dr. Aline Ferreira, Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology Language comprehension includes a set of processes going from speech processing (segmentation and classification of the incoming input), lexical access (recognition of isolated words and access to information associated with them), and sentential processing (extraction and combination of syntactic information to obtain a sentence interpretation), to discourse processing (integration and interpretation of successive sentences to arrive at a global mental representation). All of these comprehension processes are involved during both normal reading and translation, which are also straitened for some type of processing limits. In this study, differences between text and sentential processing will be investigated among professional translators in translation tasks from English into Spanish, from English into Portuguese, from Portuguese into English, and from Spanish into English, in order to investigate cognitive processing during translation and, in particular, the extent to which the translation process is modulated by the direction of the translation.

Dr. Aline Ferreira
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology