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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: English as a lingua franca – a paradigm shift for translation and interpreting
Authors: Albl-Mikasa, Michaela
et. al: No
DOI: 10.5922/2225-5346-2022-1-4
Published in: Baltic accent
Volume(Issue): 13
Issue: 1
Page(s): 65
Pages to: 81
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University Press
ISSN: 2225-5346
Language: English
Subjects: English as a lingua franca; Translation; Interpreting; Paradigm shift; Non-native English speaker; Agency
Subject (DDC): 418.02: Translating and interpreting
420: English
Abstract: The global spread of English as a lingua franca (ELF) has caused a fundamental change to translation and interpreting (T&I). Translation and interpreting used to revolve around bilingual mediation between native speakers and native listeners. In interpreting, in particular, more often than not, source speeches are now produced by non-native English speakers. The impact of this development has the potential to uproot our traditional understanding of T&I. This article sets out to describe how ELF or, more specifically, input produced by nonnative English speakers under ELF conditions, differs from the native-speaker input, translators and interpreters used to be dealing with. It gauges the consequences of these differences for translation and interpreting and examines how fundamental a change it is navigating between non-native speakers and listeners, as compared to the traditional situation of mediating between speakers and listeners operating in their respective first languages. This culminates in an exploration of the question as to whether there is reason to speak of a paradigm shift in translation and interpreting studies.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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