Departamento de
Traducción e Interpretación


Tema:   Legal. Técnico. Género.
Autor:   Tesseur, Wine
Año:   2014
Título:   Transformation Through Translation: Translation policies at Amnesty International
Lugar:   Reading
Editorial/Revista:   University of Reading
Páginas:   231
Idioma:   Inglés.
Tipo:   Tesis.
Disponibilidad:   Acceso abierto.
Resumen:   This study aims to contribute to Translation Studies, and more specifically to investigating institutional translation, by exploring translation policies at Amnesty International, one of the most successful and powerful human rights NGOs around the world. Translation policy is understood as comprising three components: translation management, translation practices, and translation beliefs, based on Spolsky's study of language policy (2004). The thesis investigates how translation is organised and what kind of policies different Amnesty offices have in place, and how this is reflected in their translation products. The thesis thus also pursues how translation and translation policy impact on the organisation's message and voice as it is spread around the world. [...] The research results show that there are large differences in how translation is organised depending on the local office and the language(s), and that this also influences the way in which Amnesty's message and voice are represented. For Dutch and French specifically, translation policies and translation products differ considerably. The thesis describes how these differences are often the result of different beliefs and assumptions relating to translation, and that staff members within Amnesty are not aware of the different conceptions of translation that exist within Amnesty International as a formal institution. Organising opportunities where translation can be discussed (meetings, workshops, online platforms) can help in reducing such differences. The thesis concludes by suggesting that an increased awareness of these issues will enable Amnesty to make more effective use of translation in its fight against human rights violations. [Source: Author]
2001-2019 Universidad de Alicante DOI: 10.14198/bitra
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