Title: Swiss energy policy in translation
Authors : Bale, Richard James
Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
Pescia De Lellis, Lorenza
Published in : Energiediskurs : Perspektiven auf Sprache und Kommunikation im Kontext der Energiewende
Pages : 177
Pages to: 197
Editors of the parent work: Rosenberger Staub, Nicole
Kleinberger, Ulla
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Peter Lang
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Bern
Issue Date: 2017
Series : Sprache in Kommunikation und Medien
Series volume: 10
Language : Englisch / English
Subjects : Energiediskurse Publikation; Websites; Switzerland; Multilingualism
Subject (DDC) : 333.7: Landflächen, Erholungsgebiete, Energie
418.02: Translationswissenschaft
Abstract: With an increased societal focus on issues such as climate change, the way governments communicate with their citizens about energy policy has grown in importance. The complexity of Switzerland’s official multilingualism makes this process worthy of critical consideration. In particular, the federal government website presents an interesting test case of the extent to which communication about energy policy is balanced in terms of the four Swiss national languages and whether such information is accessible to those who are not proficient in any of them (e.g. many non-Swiss media). The quantitative data are supplemented with a qualitative analysis of two key terms in Swiss energy policy. Finally, implications for government-citizen communication are discussed from a translation perspective.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Organisational Unit: Institut für Übersetzen und Dolmetschen (IUED)
Publication type: Buchbeitrag / Book Part
Type of review: Keine Angabe / Not specified
ISBN: 978-3-0343-2580-6
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/2382
License (according to publishing contract) : Lizenz gemäss Verlagsvertrag / Licence according to publishing contract
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