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Who translates? Summary

In this video, Dr Cristina Marinetti summarises what we have learnt this week about who translators are and the role they play in society.

The World as a Multilingual Environment

In our increasingly multilingual and globalised world there are many people who write, think and speak in more than one language but whom would not see themselves as translators (professional …

Example: Missionaries as translators

Those who travel across geographical borders, whether for commercial, cultural or religious purposes, either make use of translators and interpreters or take on those roles themselves, thus stretching the boundaries …

Example: Bilingual musicians as translators

Multilingual speakers are often oblivious of translation because they themselves live ‘in translation’, forging their identity and relationships in a constant tension between different languages and cultural allegiances. In this …

Translators and Translation Users

The ideas and expectations that clients have of what professional translators and interpreters can and should do is often a source of frustration for translators. A great example of this …

Translators vs Interpreters

Interpreters differ from translators in a number of important ways but they also share with them certain characteristics and skills: Translators Translators & interpreters Interpreters Have plenty of time to …

Translators’ tips for employers

In this short video, you will hear the different views of three professional translators describing how to spot a good translator. As you listen, think if you agree with their …

Meet the court interpreter

What role do professional translators and interpreters play in contemporary society? Who do they mediate between? What are the challenges they face? Watch Trinidad Clares Flores, a Spanish-English court interpreter …

Who translates? Introduction

Welcome to Week 2 on ‘Who translates?’ This week we are going to explore the people who make translation happen and we will consider the important role translators and interpreters …

Who translates?

Last week we learned that the term translation has assumed a range of different meanings from carrying across to explaining, from mediating to transforming. But who are the men and …