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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:18

Perspectives on Language and Translation Work in Business Communities

Thu 14 September 2017

08:45 – 17:00 BST

Goldsmiths, University of London

Prof. Susanne Tietze, Keele University, and Dr Sarah Maitland, Goldsmiths, University of London

This launch event is the first of four events as part of the AHRC-funded network 'TRANSLATION AND INTEPRETATION WORK IN MULTILINGUAL BUSINESS COMMUNITIES: ROLES, PERSPECTIVES, AGENCY'.

****N.B. Travel bursaries are available for doctoral students and early career researchers****

In this AHRC funded project, scholars from translation studies and scholars from international business/management backgrounds meet with business owners, managers, policy makers, representatives of professional, commercial and consultative bodies to explore the demands and realities of multilingual workplaces, which – despite of the use of English as a shared bridge language – require engagement with language work, which includes ongoing translation and interpretation executed frequently by employees who do not have any particular training or background in translation. While recent research has shown their work as important and complex, there is still little understanding about their role and contribution.

The aim of this project is therefore to establish a research network consisting of representatives of businesses, professional bodies, academics and also the ‘paraprofessional’ translators themselves with a view to articulate a collaboratively produced, relevant and rigorous research agenda to explore translation/interpretation in work contexts. To this end, we will be hosting four events to explore different perspectives and themes as relevant to translation, language and communication work in business and entrepreneurial contexts.

Please note that while attendance is free of charge, prior registration is essential.

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