1st Edition

Translation and Community

By Mustapha Taibi Copyright 2024
    196 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    196 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Community, or Public Service, Translation contributes to a more equitable and sustainable community by empowering minority groups such as migrants and refugees and is a growing area for both teaching and research within Translation studies.

    Written by a leading authority with over twenty year's teaching experience and in consultation with a range of academics running major courses across the globe, this textbook is the first accessible and interactive introductory textbook to this growing area. It provides step-by-step guidance to students undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate course covering community translation, public service translation, translation as social action, or translation as a social service in multilingual and multicultural societies. The book covers key issues in this area of translation practice, including its distinctive features, challenges and requirements, role and ethical issues, common text types, translation strategies, translation revision and quality assurance and relationships with end users.

    Including examples of a range of different text types, suggested activities and readings at the end of each chapter and additional resources and activities on the Routledge Translation Studies portal, this is the essential introduction for all students of Community and Public Service Translation.

    Series Editor’s Foreword


    Chapter 1. What is special about community translation?

    Chapter 2. Your Role as a Community Translator

    Chapter 3. Text Types, Translation Brief, and Translation Strategies

    Chapter 4. Translating Public Messaging

    Chapter 5. Translating Regulatory Texts

    Chapter 6. Translating Culturally Sensitive Texts

    Chapter 7. Translating for Different Dissemination Media

    Chapter 8. Translating Personal Official Documents

    Chapter 9. Locating and Using Resources

    Chapter 10. Revising Your and Another Translator’s Work

    Chapter 11. Teamwork and Community Engagement




    Mustapha Taibi is an associate professor in interpreting and translation at Western Sydney University, the leader of the International Community Translation Research Group and editor of Translation & Interpreting. His books include: Community TranslationNew Insights into Arabic Translation and InterpretingTranslating for the Community,  Multicultural Health Translation, Interpreting and Communication, and Translating Cultures.