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Thu Nov 14 2019

Books: Intercultural Crisis Communication: Deleclercq, Federici (eds.)

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Date: 26-Oct-2019
From: Lianna Iwanikiw <>
Subject: Intercultural Crisis Communication: Deleclercq, Federici (eds.)
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Title: Intercultural Crisis Communication
Subtitle: Translation, Interpreting and Languages in Local Crises
Series Title: Bloomsbury Advances in Translation
Published: 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Editor: Christophe Deleclercq
Editor: Federico M. Federici
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350097070 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 102.60 Comment: ePUB
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350097063 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 102.60 Comment: PDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350097056 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 95.00

"Intercultural Crisis Communication" poses pertinent questions and provides powerful responses to crises that have characterised the modern world since 2010. Language mediation in situations of disaster, emergency and conflict is an under-developed area of scholarship in Translation Studies. This book responds to a clear need for research drawn from practical experiences in the field and explores the crucial role of translation, interpretation and mediation in contexts of crises.

Particular consideration is given to situations where rare or minority languages represent a substantial obstacle to humanitarian operations. Contemporary case studies from the USA, Africa, Europe, and Armenia provide major examples of crisis communication that call for more efficient language mediation. Such examples include Syrian displacement, the refugee crisis in Croatia and Italy, international terrorism and national public administration, interpreting in conflict and for "Médecins sans Frontières", as well as the integration of refugee doctors for employment in the UK.

With contributions from experts in the field, this volume is of international relevance and provides a multifaceted overview of intercultural communication issues and remedies during crises.

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Written In: English (eng)

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