ERIC Number: ED472140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Crossing Barriers and Bridging Cultures: The Challenges of Multilingual Translation for the European Union.
Tosi, Arturo, Ed.
This book presents a collection of papers resulting from a gathering of a mixed group of translators and language researchers to investigate multilingual translation with a view to seeking consensus and identifying priorities for moving forward. There are 14 papers in 3 parts. Part 1, "Overviews of Languages and Cultures in Contact," includes the following: (1) "The Multilingual Translation Service in the EU Parliament" (Barry Wilson); (2) "Multilingualism and the Interpenetration of Languages in Contact" (John Trim); (3) "The Use of Anglicisms in Contemporary French" (Christopher Rollason); (4) "Translation of EU Legal Texts" (Renato Correia); and (5) "European Affairs: The Writer, the Translator, and the Reader" (Arturo Tosi). Part 2, "The Making of a Single European Voice," contains these titles: (6) "The Contribution of Freelance Translators" (Freddie De Corte); (7) "Translation and Computerisation at the EU Parliament" (Anne Tucker); (8) "Translating Transparency in the EU Commission" (Luca Tomasi); and (9) "Helping the Journalist to Translate for the Reader" (Christopher Cook). Part 3, "The Debate Between Insiders and Outsiders," includes (10) "Linguistic Interpenetration or Cultural Contamination?" (Helen Swallow); (11) "Equivalences or Divergences in Legal Translation?" (Nichole Buchin and Edward Seymour); (12) "Opaque or User-Friendly Language?" (Christopher Rollason); (13) "Round Table on Multilingualism: Barrier or Bridge?" (Sylvia Ball); and (14) "Conclusions" (Arturo Tosi). The European Community's language charter is appended. (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Computers, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, English, Foreign Countries, French, Multilingualism, Sociolinguistics, Translation
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers - Location: European Union