Language brokering, mediated manipulations, and the role of the interpreter/translator

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Bauer, E (2016). Language brokering, mediated manipulations, and the role of the interpreter/translator. University of Strasbourg Winterschool « Biographical evaluation of language policies by migrants in Europe. University of Strasbourg, France 21 - 26 Nov 2016 London South Bank University.
AuthorsBauer, E
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Abstract 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, through censoring and manipulating information, and how they feel this impacted their adult identities.

Keywordslanguage brokering; adult retrospective experience; censoring and manipulating information; translating and interpreting
Year2016
PublisherLondon South Bank University
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Deposited08 Jun 2017
Accepted14 Sep 2016
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