Special issue of Perspectives: Translation of Economics and the Economics of Translation

Special issue of Perspectives: Translation of Economics and the Economics of Translation
guest-edited by Łucja Biel and Vilelmini Sosoni
Perspectives: Studies in Translation Theory and Practice, 25(3), 2017

Special issue of Perspectives: Translation of Economics and the Economics of Translation
guest-edited by Łucja Biel and Vilelmini Sosoni
Perspectives: Studies in Translation Theory and Practice, 25(3), 2017
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rmps20/current
Although central in translation practice, and increasing in volume as well as impact due to the growing globalisation and explosion of financial transactions and increasing business activity, economic translation –including business and financial translation – has been little researched and discussed over the years. Yet it constitutes a fascinating and robust area that grows hand-in-hand with the evolution of human civilisation and the development of societies or the developing world. In this global village, the concept of ‘economics’ in translation has become even more relevant lately, due to the ever-increasing technicalisation of the profession and the alteration of the translation habitus in Bourdieu’s terms, which unavoidably affects the translation profession, not least with respect to the diminishing rates and deteriorating working conditions. This special issue aims to explore the specificities and particularities of economic translation as it has been practised over the years and as it is being currently practised around the globe, and also investigate new research trends that appear in the field. At the same time, it wishes to cast some light on the economics of the profession and the changing habitus of the translator.
This special issue comprises 11 contributions - the guest editors' introduction, Anthony Pym's paper that sits at the intersection of the two fields covered, five contributions on economic translation and four contributions which explore various aspects of the economics of translation.

Posted by Lucja Biel on 5th Jul 2017
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