Convergence, Contact and Interaction
Edited By Eugenia Dal Fovo and Paola Gentile
Introduction Translation and Interpreting: Convergence, Contact and Interaction (Eugenia Dal Fovo / Paola Gentile)
Eugenia Dal Fovo and Paola Gentile1
Introduction Translation and Interpreting: Convergence, Contact and Interaction
‘The world in which translators and interpreters operate today is immensely different to that of the 1980s or 1990s. Economic, societal and technological changes have affected both practice and training in recent decades’ (Orlando 2016: 17). This statement is gaining relevance with each passing day. Ongoing global demand within the language services market is growing in size and complexity (e.g. Drugan 2013), re-shaping the Translation and Interpreting (T&I) profession(s)’ profile and contexts of application. It is thanks to advancements in professional practice that T&I research is gaining new insights into its own field, turning practitioners’ first-hand observations into scientifically valid analyses, where experiential attributes are no longer discarded as personal anecdotes, but rather verified and investigated as relevant informing factors. The aim of this volume was collecting and organising as many different facets of T&I development as possible, to provide the entire T&I community – including researchers, practitioners, and educators – with a state-of-the-art report on where we stand, and, possibly, where we are headed.←9 | 10→
1. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
This book is inspired by a tradition of scholarly efforts that date back to the year 2000 (with Olohan’s Intercultural Faultlines: Research Models in Translation Studies II) and has been gaining momentum ever since: suffice it to mention Chesterman’s (1997/2016) Memes of Translation. The Spread of...
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