Francesca Maria Frittella

Francesca Maria Frittella
Shanghai International Studies University · Graduate Institute of Interpretation and Translation

Master of Arts
PhD candidate at Shanghai International Studies University. Visiting researcher at University of Twente

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Introduction
Main research interests: the interpretation of numbers, ASR-enhanced simultaneous interpreting, conference interpreter training, instructional design and evaluation, cognitive skill acquisition.
Additional affiliations
March 2019 - May 2019
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Position
  • Interpreter Trainer (Seminar)
Description
  • Seminar on the simultaneous interpretation of numbers
July 2018 - July 2019
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Position
  • Interpreter Trainer
Description
  • Conference and Liaison Interpreting DE-IT Seminars: Note-taking technique, public speaking for interpreters Lecture: The interpretation of numbers
March 2017 - April 2017
Istituto Universitario di Mediazione Linguistica, Perugia, Italy
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Simultaneous interpreting EN-IT The Simultaneous Interpretation of Numbers
Education
October 2016 - December 2018
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Field of study
  • Conference Interpreting
September 2012 - January 2016
Istituto Universitario di Medizione Linguistica, Perugia
Field of study
  • Translation and Interpreting

Publications

Publications (11)
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Numbers are the most common and complex problem trigger for interpreters. Previous research on the topic highlighted a correlation between errors and specific skill deficiencies , suggesting that this difficulty may be overcome through targeted training. However , no systematic training method has yet been developed to address this vexing problem....
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Technology has come to play an increasingly important role in conference interpreter training since the turn of the millennium. Computer-assisted interpreter training (CAIT) reflects the aim to provide students of conference interpreting with better instructional support making learning more effective. CAIT has contributed to the development of con...
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Numbers are an area of interpreting that is particularly prone to human error. Thanks to recent advancements in automatic speech recognition (ASR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, computer-assisted interpreting (CAI) tools may soon be used to enhance delivery accuracy for numbers during simultaneous interpreting (SI). Given the novelty...
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Numbers represent the interpreting problem trigger par excellence. Recent studies suggest that ASR-powered computer-assisted interpreting (CAI) tools may support interpreters in the simultaneous interpretation (SI) of these complex and taxing elements. However, limited knowledge is as yet available about the extent to which ASR-CAI tools may suppor...
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Remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI) and computer-assisted interpreting (CAI) tools powered by automatic speech recognition (ASR) and artificial intelligence (AI) are both technological developments in the interpreting profession propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the additional complexity of operating a user interface (UI) during simultan...
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Book review: Rodríguez Melchor, M. D., Horváth, I., & Ferguson, K. (Eds.). (2020). The role of technology in conference interpreter training. New York: Peter Lang. ISBN: 9781788744072. International Journal of Interpreter Education: Vol. 13 : Iss. 1 , Article 7. Available at: https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/ijie/vol13/iss1/7
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On the whole, this book provides a valuable contribution toward furthering research-based signed language interpreter education in America and beyond.
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Among all the difficulties inherent in interpreting, numbers stand out as a common and complex problem trigger. This experimental study contributes to research on the causes of errors in the passive simultaneous interpretation (SI) of numbers. Two groups of Italian Master's degree students (one for English and one for German) were asked to interpre...
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The present article explores the profound impact of intercultural contact on identity, a topic that is gaining in relevance as multicultural experiences become increasingly common in globalised societies. The focus of the investigation is on the impact of culture and language upon the process of migrant identity (re) building in interaction with th...
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Obiettivo del presente lavoro è approfondire il problema della interpre-tazione simultanea dei numeri e offrire agli aspiranti interpreti strategie risolutive utili al superamento dello stesso. L'indagine viene affrontata con finalità conoscitive e metodologiche e mira a fornire il punto di partenza per elaborare tecniche didattiche specifiche in g...

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This research project evaluates the usability of a third-generation computer-assisted interpreting (CAI) tool on simultaneous interpreting (SI) with the aim to inform its UI/UX design. Usability is defined by users' performance and perception. A special focus is on the evaluation of the tool's usability during the SI of numbers, the interpreting problem trigger par excellence. Find out more: https://smarter-interpreting.eu/theproject/
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The study focused on number processing during simultaneous interpretation by trainee interpreters and had the following objectives: identifying the root causes of errors, quantifying their contribution to the overall error rate to determine the major cause, exploring the impact of the subjective variable represented by interpreters' skills through a self-developed model (based on Ghelly Chernov's Probability Prediction Model).