Handbook Abstract Proposal Literature Review 留学生论文翻译Annotated Bibliographies Methodology 留学生论文润色 出国留学论文 Reference

Main issues in relation to the Annotated Bibliographies

Main issues in relation to the Annotated Bibliographies

Guidelines: You are free to choose your own topic but you should make sure that it is sufficiently focused.

The topic had to be related to translation or interpreting, but basically anything went, as long as it was:
- not too ambitious
- specific enough.

e.g. do not compare the translation of advertising with the translation of humour and subtitling
e.g. do not look at AVT generally but rather focus on subtitling or dubbing.


The articles had to be clearly related to the stated topic. 

They were ideally to be chosen from a range of sources i.e. academic journals and/or edited volumes.  The journals should have been translation / interpreting / linguistics journals, the books edited / refereed volumes.  Beware of online sources since often there is no guarantee of quality – look for refereed online publications. 

Books were not acceptable.  Choosing three articles from the same edition of the same journal was not really acceptable, unless there were special reasons for this which were clearly explained. 

Publications should have been relatively recent.  If any ‘old’ articles were included, then this needed to be justified (e.g. in the case of a seminal article).

When using online sources, always give the last date on which the source was accessed.

The articles should have been ordered alphabetically by author. 

Guidelines: Your annotated bibliography should begin with a short Introduction to your topic and the specific aspect of it that you wish to study so that the reader of your bibliography (someone new to the field) understands the context. You should support your claims in the introduction by referring to the sources. If you refer to sources in the introduction not listed in the main bibliography, you should also include a list of references with full details (or footnotes).
It is important to have a focused and clearly specified purpose to which all the sources relate.

The introduction provides the context for the articles.  It had to present the topic, justify its choice, ideally say something about the intended audience of the bibliography, present the main aspects of the topic to be addressed (i.e. specific issues for consideration) and introduce the articles to be annotated.

The introduction really needs to refer to secondary sources as a means of introducing the topic and providing the relevant context for the articles, in order to avoid unsubstantiated claims / value judgements, and, importantly, to provide definitions of key concepts e.g. ‘equivalence’ etc. 


Surprisingly, this was the area in which many otherwise good bibliographies fell down.  Please use the Harvard method of referencing i.e. author + date + page. 

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