M1: Unit 2: Q12.1 Answer

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If you use a programme such as Paraconc or Multiconcord which aligns your electronic TT and ST, being able to find specific items rapidly is certainly a major advantage of computerization. In a project I’m working on currently, I want to investigate the use of the word ’cause’ (and ’causes’, ’caused’, ‘causing’) in the translation of a 400 page novel. Using Paraconc, I was able to generate in a second all sentences in TT where ’cause’ (and derivatives) occur, with the corresponding ST sentences. This would have taken a long time to do manually.