Language brokering: mediated manipulations, and the agency of the interpreter/translator
Bauer, E (2017). Language brokering: mediated manipulations, and the agency of the interpreter/translator. in: Antonini, R, Cirillo, L, Rossato, L and Torresi, I (ed.) Non-professional Interpreting and Translation: State of the art and future of an emerging field of research Amsterdam, The Netherlands John Benjamins.
|Editors||Antonini, R, Cirillo, L, Rossato, L and Torresi, I|
Language brokering is a common phenomenon among children of migrants, whereby the child mediates between a parent and a different language speaker. This paper uses data from a UK study to explore the retrospective childhood experiences of adults who grew up interpreting and translating for their parents. It examines the ways in which children perform as agents during language brokering, converting meanings in one language into meanings in another in order to achieve particular goals. The paper analyses ways in which adults report that they exercised this form of agency in childhood, and how they feel this influenced their adult identities.
|Book title||Non-professional Interpreting and Translation: State of the art and future of an emerging field of research|
|Place of publication||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Series||Benjamins Translation Library|
|01 Jun 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||03 Apr 2017|
|Accepted||21 Nov 2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1075/btl.129.18bau|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.benjamins.com/#catalog/books/btl.129/main|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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