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Translation and Meaning. New Series, Vol. 2, Pt. 2


Edited By Łukasz Bogucki, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk and Marcel Thelen

The volume contains a selection of articles on current theoretical issues in audiovisual translation, translator training and domain-specific issues. The authors are experts in their fields from renowned universities in the world. The book will be an indispensable aid for trainers and researchers, but may be of interest to anyone interested or active in translation and interpreting. A companion volume in this series contains articles on Translation Studies and literary translation.

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In Search of a Self. Empowerment at the Crossroads of Translation Ethics and Translation Didactics


Abstract: It can safely be maintained that social constructivist and emergentist theory have had an electrifying effect in the applied branch of Translation Studies: both theories have been implemented in translation training programs throughout the world. Both approaches have been highly successful at putting student empowerment on the academic agenda. However, I hold that there is a downside to the development: at the moment, the portraits of social constructivism and emergentism are, without any exception, being painted in an unabashedly positive light. The potential pitfalls in both theories are overlooked due to their undeniable persuasiveness combined with their novelty.

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