Translation and Globalization
Psychology Press, 2003 - 197 pages
Translation and Globalization is essential reading for anyone with an interest in translation, or a concern for the future of our world's languages and cultures. This is a critical exploration of the ways in which radical changes to the world economy have affected contemporary translation.
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Susan Bassnett , University of Warwick , UK ' Michael Cronin's book is a valuable reference point in the current debate on the role of translation and translation studies . His innovative examination of the interaction of translation ...
... and Globalization takes a broad look at translation in a world transformed by the forces of globalization , with three aims in mind . Firstly , the study a attempts to understand the specific role of translation in this 2 Introduction.
attempts to understand the specific role of translation in this particular moment of human history . Secondly , my hope is to show translation students and teachers that translation is not only useful but interesting .
Another way of restoring agency to translators is to look again at their role as mediators in the contemporary world and to stress the transmissive as opposed to the communicative dimension to their activities .
Supra - national institutions such as the European Union or the World Health Organisation are not immune to temporal pressures , and the chapter examines the translational role of international organizations in the context of globalized ...
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