Term Definition
Advance translation
A translation is made of a source questionnaire to try to find problems in the source text that only become apparent when translation is attempted. The insights are used to modify the source questionnaire or plan for adaptation. We recommend to carry out the advance translation using the team approach so as to receive input comparable to the one expected during the final translation phase. Comments made in the course of advance translation typically concern both linguistic / translation-related as well as intercultural issues (see Dorer (2011)).