Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Not specified
Title: Challenges in studying interpreting, translation and English as a lingua franca (ITELF)
Authors: Albl-Mikasa, Michaela
Conference details: 6th IATIS International Conference: Translation and Cultural Mobility, Hong Kong, 3-6 July 2018
Issue Date: 2018
Language: English
Subjects: Lingua franca; Conference interpreting; Interpreting; Translation
Subject (DDC): 418.02: Translating and interpreting
420: English
Abstract: The global spread of the use of English as a lingua franca (ELF) has obvious repercussions on translation and interpreting. While international contacts in the 20th century were predominantly established and maintained by means of translation and interpreting, the 21st century is marked by an overwhelming use of ELF. The challenge is not that interpreters and translators are made redundant, but that the number of source texts and source speeches produced in non-native English is growing exponentially. While ELF has been widely discussed in applied linguistics generally, its impact on translation and interpreting has not received the same attention. The first presentation of the panel looks at the academic study of ELF in relation to translation and interpreting and provides an overview of the investigations and preliminary results so far achieved within the emerging subdiscipline of ITELF (Interpreting, Translation and English as a Lingua Franca).
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
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