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Conceptual (abstract)

Conceptual or abstract learners process information most effectively at high levels

of generality and at a great distance from the distractions of practical experience.

They prefer talking and thinking to doing, and love to build elaborate and elegant

systems that bear little resemblance to the complexities of real life.

Conceptual or abstract translators and interpreters quickly lose patience with the

practical drudgery of translating and interpreting, and gravitate toward universities,

where they teach translators (or, where translator training programs are not common,

language and literature students) and write translation theory. Their theoretical

work tends to be much more solidly grounded in fascinating intellectual traditions

(especially German romanticism and French poststructuralism) than in the vicissitudes

of translation experience; it is often rich in detail and highly productive for

innovative thought but difficult to apply to the professional world (see Steiner 1975,

Berman 1984/1992, Venuti 1995).