This article reviews research on the mental translation processes involved in translation memory-assisted translation. First, based on recent developments in cognitive science the article provides a working definition of mental TM research. Next the article analyses a selection of mental TM studies with a view to discovering their aims, data, methods and results. In doing so, the paper attempts to find out what we know by now about the mental aspects of translation memory-assisted translation. The analysis suggests fruitful avenues for future research and concludes that particularly more research is needed which takes into account the recent developments within TM technology and looks into both internal and external translation processes.
Trans-kom. Zeitschrift Für Translationswissenschaft Und Fachkommunikation, 2011, Vol 4, Issue 2, p. 137-160
translation process research; mental processes; translation memory