Crisis translation training challenges arising from new contexts of translation

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Show simple item record Federici, FM en O'Hagan, Minako en O'Brien, S en Cadwell, P en 2020-02-18T01:04:49Z en 2019 en
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dc.description.abstract Focused on material design and self-reflective practices, this article discusses a CrisisTranslation Training pitched at master-level translation and interpreting students, developed within the research activities carried out for the INTERACT International Crisis Translation Network. The course was designed to enable them to develop a broader skillset in support of multilingual crisis settings. The learning objectives underpinning the materials address training lacunae in enabling linguists to be involved in relief operations (Federici, 2016; O’Brien, 2016). The authors perceive the complementary skills as crucial in the development of language mediation services assisting linguists operating in such zones of liminality as are crisis settings. Multilingual communication in crisis includes professional forms of translation, signing, and interpreting, as well as forms of intercultural mediation, and social work (Drugan, 2017). Emergencies and prolonged crises have an impact on the communicative dynamics among international relief operators, local institutions, and crisis-affected populations. The authors developed training materials to prepare students to work in crisis settings by harnessing their language competences in crisis translation as a form of community translation (Taibi and Ozolins, 2016). Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities often need support in language combinations that rarely match commercially viable combinations (Federici and Cadwell, 2018; Shackleton, 2018). This article critically reviews non-language specific Crisis Translation Training, delivered in three iterations across two sites. Reporting on the first phases of the process of material design and enhancement, the article reflects on how issues in delivery, emerging findings regarding the authentic needs of mostly untrained translators, and different pathways of delivery shaped the re-definition of the initial learning objectives and pushed towards a translator trainer approach that would suit a range of new contexts of language mediation. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Cultus: the Journal of Intercultural Mediation and Communication en
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dc.title Crisis translation training challenges arising from new contexts of translation en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.begin-page 246 en
pubs.volume 12 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 279 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 792866 en Arts en Cultures, Languages & Linguist en European Lang and Literature en
dc.identifier.eissn 2035-3111 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-01-24 en 2019 en

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