Political discourse, media and translation

Christina Schäffner (Editor), Susan Bassnett (Editor)

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This volume addresses the role played by translation in international political communication and news reporting and brings to light the usually invisible link between politics, media, and translation. The contributors explore the interrelationship between media in the widest sense and translation, with a focus on politics texts, institutional contexts, and translation policies. These topics are explored from a Translation Studies perspective, thus bringing a new disciplinary view to the investigation of political discourse and the language of the media. The first part of the volume focuses on textual analysis, investigating transformations that occur in translation processes, and the second part examines institutional contexts and institutional policies and their effects on translation production and reception.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne (UK)
PublisherCambridge Scholars
Number of pages260
ISBN (Print)9781443816779
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • translation
  • international political communication
  • news reporting
  • politics
  • media
  • translation studie
  • political discourse
  • language
  • transformations
  • translation processes
  • institutional contexts
  • institutional policies
  • translation production
  • translation reception


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