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Thu Nov 25 2010

Books: Sociolinguistics/Translation: Inghilleri, Harding (Eds)

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        1.     Ken Baker , Translation and Violent Conflict: Inghilleri, Harding (Eds)

Message 1: Translation and Violent Conflict: Inghilleri, Harding (Eds)
Date: 18-Nov-2010
From: Ken Baker <StJeromecompuserve.com>
Subject: Translation and Violent Conflict: Inghilleri, Harding (Eds)
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Title: Translation and Violent Conflict
Series Title: The Translator
Published: 2010
Publisher: St. Jerome Publishing Ltd
                http://www.stjerome.co.uk

Book URL: http://www.stjerome.co.uk/books/b/146/

Editor: Moira Inghilleri
Editor: Sue-Ann Harding
Paperback: ISBN: 9781905763238 Pages: 216 Price: U.K. £ 25.00
Abstract:

Translators and interpreters are frequently found at the centre of attempts
to wage war or negotiate peace between opposing factions. Translation and
interpreting also serve a vital function in communicating a conflict
locally and globally, as interested parties attempt to legitimize their
actions, appeal for assistance, and enlist support for their cause and the
condemnation of their stated enemy. The unavoidable independent exercises
of judgement that interpreters and translators make through their
participation in or re-narration of a conflict, and the decisions that go
with them, provide clear and strong evidence for the lead role in the
construction of meanings and identities that interpreters and translators
assume in situations of conflict, irrespective of their historical or
geopolitical setting.

This special issue of The Translator explores the role of translators and
interpreters in a number of conflicts from the 20th century to the present.
Drawing on fictional and non-fictional texts, legal and peacekeeping
settings and reports from war zones, contributors to this volume explore
the overlapping themes of mediation, agency and ethics in relation to
translators and interpreters as they negotiate the political, social,
cultural, linguistic and ethical factors that converge, often dangerously,
in situations of armed conflict.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Translation

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (eng )

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