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Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting

Translation Strategies in Global News

What Sarkozy said in the suburbs

Authors: Scammell, Claire

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  • Highlights the responsibility of global news agencies as authors of widely-reproduced translations
  • Examines ways in which the journalistic ideals of accuracy and objectivity can be compromised by the translation process 
  • Provides a fresh approach to news translation from an Anglophone perspective
  • Provides illuminating examples of how culture-specific meaning can be lost when foreign cultural concepts are domesticated
  • Explores the potential for introducing a degree of ‘foreignisation’ as a means to facilitating cross-cultural engagement and understanding
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This book analyses the translation strategies employed by journalists when reporting foreign news events to home audiences. Using English-language press coverage of inflammatory comments made by Nicolas Sarkozy in his role as French interior minister in 2005 as a case study, the author illustrates the secondary level of mediation that occurs when news crosses linguistic and cultural borders. This critical analysis examines the norm for ‘domesticating’ news translation practices and explores the potential for introducing a degree of ‘foreignisation’ as a means to facilitating cross-cultural engagement and understanding. The book places emphasis on foreign-language quotation and culture-specific concepts as two key sites of translation in the news, and addresses a need for research that clarifies where translation, as a distinct part of the newswriting process, occurs. The interdisciplinary nature of this book will appeal to a broad range of readers, in particular scholars and students in the fields of translation, media, culture and journalism studies. 


About the authors

Claire Scammell is a translator and editor based in the UK with 10 years’ experience in the translation industry. She was awarded a studentship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for her doctoral research investigating reader response to translation strategies in the news. Her main research interests include news translation, translation as intercultural communication and focus-group methodology.

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“This volume is worth recommending to scholars in translation and practitioners in journalism, for it markedly devotes itself to the application of the foreignized approach in news translation practices. … The interdisciplinary nature of this volume will be of much interest to a wide range of readers, in particular researchers in the fields of translation, media, and journalism studies.” (Renzhong Peng, International Journal of Communication, Vol. 14, 2020)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Scammell, Claire

  • The Global News Agencies

    Pages 7-19

    Scammell, Claire

  • Translation in Global News

    Pages 21-31

    Scammell, Claire

  • A Case for Foreignised News Translation

    Pages 33-46

    Scammell, Claire

  • Investigating Translation Strategy in the News

    Pages 47-57

    Scammell, Claire

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Translation Strategies in Global News
Book Subtitle
What Sarkozy said in the suburbs
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74024-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74024-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74023-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 98
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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