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1 Translating for IO, Week 11

2 Mossop’s challenges 1)Challenging distinction between inter- governmental organizations and national government centralized translation services. Features: large number staff translators, standardization of translation practices, cultural/governance ideals.

3 Mossop cont. 2) Challenging distinction between non-profit and profit-based organizations. Possible category: institutionalized translation

4 Contentious Issues in the EU 1)Status of languages (Irish, minority languages) 2) Language policy re. translation and interpreting

5 Pia Vanting Christiansen’s article 1)Same as now 2)English only 3)Five big languages (EN, FR, DE, IT, ES) 4)Three languages (EN, FR, DE) 5)Latin 6)Swahili as world language 7)Esperanto

6 References Christiansen, Pia Vanting. Language Policy in the European Union, Language Problems & Language Planning, 30:1 (2006), Translation Studies Days, Feb ns/studies/index_en.htm

7 Debate topic “The EU should adopt the language policy of the UN i.e. restrict translation and interpreting activities to a limited number of languages”


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