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Translation and Interpreting

Convergence, Contact and Interaction


Edited By Eugenia Dal Fovo and Paola Gentile

A glance at the current state of the profession reveals a varied scenario in which Translation and Interpreting (T&I) constitute two interlingual processes usually performed by the same person in the same communicative situation or in different situations within the same set of relations and contacts. Although both practices call for somewhat different communicative competences, they are often seen as a single entity in the eyes of the public at large. T&I are thus found in relations of overlap, hybridity and contiguity and can be effected variously in professional practices and translation processes and strategies. Yet, when it comes to research, T&I have long been regarded as two separate fields of study. This book aims to address this gap by providing insights into theoretical and methodological approaches that can help integrate both fields into one and the same discipline. Each of the contributions in this volume offers innovative perspectives on T&I by focusing on topics that cover areas as diverse as training methods, identity perception, use of English as lingua franca, T&I strategies, T&I in specific speech communities, and the socio-professional status of translators and interpreters.
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This volume offers a selected collection of papers that were presented at the conference TransInt: Convergence, Contact and Interaction, which took place at the University of Trieste, in May 2016. The conference aimed at creating a common space for reflection based on the topic, the area, the subject, or the discipline in which Translation and Interpreting converge. The editors wish to thank the Department of Law, Language, Interpreting and Translation Studies (IUSLIT), University of Trieste, led by Professor Lorenza Rega, for its generous financial support. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Dr Laurel Plapp for her patience, invaluable help and co-operation. We would also like to thank Milana Babic, Fruzsina Kóvacs, Shana Michiels, Dominique van Schoor, Caterina Falbo, Giuseppe Palumbo, and Maurizio Viezzi for their constructive feedback and useful suggestions for revision. Last but not least, we wish to thank all the contributors for the valuable insights they bring to this volume.

Eugenia Dal Fovo

Paola Gentile

Trieste/Leuven, January 2019←1 | 2→ ←2 | 3→

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