INVESTIGATING DECLARATIVE KNOWLEDGE OF PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATORS
Declarative knowledge is a belief system of translators which underlies the practices of translating. It guides translators in decision-making process in an interlingual communication. Exploited simultaneously and effectively with operative knowledge it results in the production of a quality. In some cases, as evidenced in processoriented studies, there is a gap between the two to the extent that what translators know and believe about translation does not match what they do in practices.