publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Incorporating translation into sociolinguistic research: translation policy in an international non-governmental organisation

Wine Tesseur;
Open Access
  • Published: 17 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: Wiley
This article explores aspects of translation, multilingualism and language policy in the field of transnational civil society. By focusing on translation policies at Amnesty International, an international non-governmental organisation that performs a key role in global governance, this article seeks to contribute to a globalisation-sensitive sociolinguistics. It argues that combining a sociolinguistic approach, more precisely linguistic ethnography, with translation studies leads to an increased understanding of the language practices under study. Furthermore, the article calls for more interdisciplinary research, stating that there is a space for sociolinguist...
free text keywords: Translating and interpreting, linguistic ethnography; translation studies; translation policy; non-governmental organisations; Amnesty International; sociolinguistics of globalisation, Philosophy, Linguistics and Language, History and Philosophy of Science, Sociology and Political Science, Language and Linguistics
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