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Researching translation and interpreting in non-governmental organisations

Tesseur, W. (2018) Researching translation and interpreting in non-governmental organisations. Translation and Interpreting in Non-Governmental Organisations, 7 (1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 2211-372X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1075/ts.00001.tes

Abstract/Summary

Non-governmental organisations hold an important place in today’s globalised society. After presenting an overview of previous research on Translation and Interpreting Studies on language mediation in NGOs, this introduction to the special issue argues that more research into NGOs’ translation and interpreting practices and policies is required to better understand these organisations and their influence on global society. The introduction engages with what NGO practitioners and professional translators have said on current challenges in translating and interpreting in the context of NGOs, and what this implies for future research and training in Translation and Interpreting Studies. Lastly, it reflects on the use of interdisciplinary approaches to understanding NGOs as global organisations and discusses the contribution that Translation and Interpreting Studies could make to other disciplines that aim to gain new insights on these organisations.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Modern Languages and European Studies > French
ID Code:78747
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company

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