Babel | Revue internationale de la traduction / International Journal of Translation

Babel is a scholarly journal designed primarily for translators, interpreters and terminologists (T&I), yet of interest also for non-specialists concerned with current issues and events in the field.

The scope of Babel is intentional and embraces a multitude of disciplines built on the following pillars: T&I theory, practice, pedagogy, technology, history, sociology, and terminology management. Another important segment of this journal includes articles on the development and evolution of the T&I professions: new disciplines, growth, recognition, Codes of Ethics, protection, and prospects.

The creation of Babel was proposed on the initiative of Pierre-François Caillé, founding president of the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT) and approved by the first FIT Congress of 1954 in Paris. Babel continues to be published for FIT and each issue contains a section dedicated to THE LIFE OF FIT.

Articles for Babel are normally published in English or French but we also accept articles in Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

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ISSN 0521-9744 | E-ISSN 1569-9668
Sample issue: Babel 63:1
Yifeng Sun | Macao, China
Audrey Louckx | Mons, Belgium
Managing Editor
Chris Zijiang Song | University of Toronto
Publication Director
Kevin Quirk | Nøtterøy, Norway
Members of Standing Committee
Andrew Evans | Itzig, Luxemburg
Annette Schiller | Dublin, Ireland
Founding Editor
Editorial Board
Sarah Bawa Mason | University of Portsmouth
Anne-Marie Beukes | University of Johannesburg
Sarah Bordes | ISIT Paris
Laura Burian | Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Maria Calzada Pérez | Universitat Jaume I
Andrew K.F. Cheung | Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Christine Durban | Société française des traducteurs (SFT) & Fellow, Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)
Olga Egorova | Moscow State Linguistic University & Astrakhan State University
Yves Gambier | University of Turku & Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania
Nikolay Garbovskiy | Académie de l’Éducation de Russie & Université d’État Lomonossov de Moscou
Adolfo Gentile | Monash University
Juliane House | Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Youyi Huang | Translators Association of China (TAC)
Jean-Francois Joly | Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ)
Mira Kim | The University of New South Wales
Olga Kostikova | Université d’État Lomonossov de Moscou
Peter W. Krawutschke | Western Michigan University
Benoît Kremer | Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence (AIIC)
Vlasta Kučiš | University of Maribor
Ken-fang Lee | National Taiwan Normal University
Marie-Évelyne Le Poder | Universidad de Granada
Sihui Mao | Shantou University
Jeremy Munday | University of Leeds
Daniel Newman | University of Durham
Nadia Rodriguez Ortega | Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Debra Russell | University of Alberta & University of British Columbia & World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI)
Gabriele Sauberer | TermNet, International Network for Terminology
Gabriela Scandura | Asociación Argentina de Traductores e Intérpretes
Adriana Şerban | Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
Said Shiyab | Kent State University
Graciela M. Steinberg | New York University
Maurizio Viezzi | University of Trieste & CIUTI
Miodrag Vukčević | University of Belgrade
Binhua Wang | University of Leeds
Jun Xu | Zhejiang University
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Latest articles

2 August 2022

  • Yu Zhongli . 2015. Translating Feminism in China: Gender, sexuality and censorship
    Reviewed by Fan Xing Lin Carlos Yu-Kai
  • 26 July 2022

  • Applying systemic functional linguistics in translation studies : A research synthesis
    Chen Shukun , Xuan Winfred Wenhui Yu Hailing
  • La Terre, de Émile Zola, o el desentierro de un caso de traducción y censura durante el franquismo
    Purificación Meseguer Cutillas
  • 25 July 2022

  • Trine Villumsen Berling , Ulrik Pram Gad , Karen Lund Petersen Ole Wæver . 2022. Translations of Security: A Framework for the Study of Unwanted Futures
    Reviewed by Yingmei Liu
  • 19 July 2022

  • Is transcreation a service or a strategy? A social study into the perceptions of language professionals
    Oliver Carreira
  • Film song translation: Verbal, vocal, and visual dimensions . On the Chinese translation of Amazing Grace in the film Forever Young
    Cui Ying Wang Hui
  • A Russian lesson for the twenty-first century : A clash of the author’s and the translator’s worlds in the Russian translation of Yuval Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    Sergiy Sydorenko
  • Zhang Meifang Feng Dezheng (eds.). 2020. Multimodal Approaches to Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting
    Reviewed by Howyda Mohamed Jiang Zhanhao
  • 14 June 2022

  • Jordanian Arabic euphemizers in English translation
    Bakri Al-Azzam , Aladdin Al-Kharabsheh Majed Al-Quran
  • 24 May 2022

  • Translating the sacred : Agency in translating verb-noun alternation in the Qur’an
    Abdul Gabbar Al-Sharafi Rizwan Ahmad
  • Polyphonic workflows : The emerging dubbing market in Peru
    Grecia Garcia-Masson , Francisco Espinoza-Alarcón Iván Villanueva-Jordán
  • 18 May 2022

  • Marija Todorova . 2021. The Translation of Violence in Children’s Literature: Images from the Western Balkans
    Reviewed by Shan Zhong
  • Şebnem Susam-Saraeva Eva Spišiaková (eds.). 2021. The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Health
    Reviewed by Daniel Shaoqiang Zhang
  • 9 May 2022

  • Laura Fólica , Diana Roig-Sanz Stefania Caristia (eds.). 2020. Literary Translation in Periodicals: Methodological challenges for a transnational approach
    Reviewed by Ka-ki Wong | BABEL 68:2 (2022) pp. 307–312
  • 15 April 2022

  • Navigating learner data in translator and interpreter training : Insights from the Chinese/English Translation and Interpreting Learner Corpus (CETILC)
    Pan Jun , Wong Billy Tak-Ming Wang Honghua | BABEL 68:2 (2022) pp. 236–266
  • 8 April 2022

  • Understanding the mediation of dialectal value : A case study of Chinese translations of Pygmalion
    Jiang Jing Wang Kefei
  • 28 March 2022

  • La subtitulación en Prime Video : Un estudio de caso
    Juan José Martínez Sierra
  • Pedagogical devices : On the subtitling of Atayalic speech in Indigenous films from Taiwan
    Darryl Sterk
  • 16 March 2022

  • Αστραδενή (Astradení) / Stregata dalle stelle : Translation agency and habitus in the Greek-Italian literature dyad
    Stelios Hourmouziadis | BABEL 68:2 (2022) pp. 197–223
  • 11 March 2022

  • Environment terms and translation students : A reading based on Frame Semantics
    Marie-Claude L’Homme , Elizabeth Marshman Antonio San Martín | BABEL 68:1 (2022) pp. 55–85
  • Metonymie in der Gedichtübersetzung
    Žolt Papišta | BABEL 68:2 (2022) pp. 267–289
  • Dung Kai-cheung’s Atlas in translation
    Zhu Lyujie Dominic Glynn | BABEL 68:2 (2022) pp. 290–306
  • Łukasz Bogucki Mikołaj Deckert . 2020. The Palgrave Handbook of Audiovisual Translation and Media Accessibility
    Reviewed by Juan Zhang | BABEL 68:2 (2022) pp. 313–316
  • 9 March 2022

  • Las tragedias de Sófocles traducidas por Pedro Montengón
    Ramiro González Delgado | BABEL 68:2 (2022) pp. 175–196
  • 7 March 2022

  • О двойной обусловленности перевода
    Roman Lewicki | BABEL 68:2 (2022) pp. 224–235
  • 24 February 2022

  • Chinese certificate translation in the Australian context : A purpose-oriented practice
    Leong Ko | BABEL 68:1 (2022) pp. 24–54
  • 18 February 2022

  • Lexical, exegetical, and frequency-based analyses of the translations of the Qur’anic collocations
    Mutahar Qassem | BABEL 68:1 (2022) p. 86
  • The recovered past? Deliberations on translation in the context of historical knowledge and collective memory
    Barbara Sapała Marta Turska | BABEL 68:1 (2022) pp. 114–138
  • A corpus-based comparative study of explicitation by investigating connectives in two Chinese translations of The Lord of the Rings
    Song Hua | BABEL 68:1 (2022) pp. 139–164
  • 15 February 2022

  • Going global against the tide : The translation of Chinese audiovisual productions
    Jorge Díaz-Cintas Zhang Juan | BABEL 68:1 (2022) pp. 1–23
  • Kevin Henry (ed.). 2020. May Fourth and Translation
    Reviewed by Wangtaolue Guo | BABEL 68:1 (2022) pp. 165–168
  • 11 February 2022

  • Hailing Yu . 2019. Recreating the Images of Chan Master Huineng: A Systemic Functional Approach to Translations of the Platform Sutra
    Reviewed by Chen Xi Pan Hanting | BABEL 68:1 (2022) pp. 169–174
  • 12 January 2022

  • The constraints in the field of institutional translation in Turkey : A perspective from sociology of translation
    Sevcan Seçkin | BABEL 67:6 (2021) pp. 758–790
  • 22 December 2021

  • Reframing an author’s image through the style of translation : The case of Latife Tekin’s Swords of Ice
    Hilal Erkazanci Durmuş | BABEL 67:6 (2021) pp. 683–706
  • Kanglong Liu . 2020. Corpus-Assisted Translation Teaching: Issues and Challenges
    Reviewed by Mehrdad Vasheghani Farahani Masood Khoshsaligheh | BABEL 67:6 (2021) pp. 845–848
  • 8 December 2021

  • Translating in a constrained environment : Shaping genres, audiences and attitudes anew
    Anna Rędzioch-Korkuz | BABEL 67:6 (2021) pp. 707–729
  • 7 December 2021

  • “Even more Reuters than Reuters”? A case study on the quality of blog translation
    Bai Liping
  • Revisiting translation in the age of digital globalization : The “going global” of Chinese web fiction through overseas volunteer translation websites
    Wu You | BABEL 67:6 (2021) pp. 819–844
  • 19 November 2021

  • Duncan Large , Motoko Akashi , Wanda Józwikowska Emily Rose (eds.). 2019. Untranslatability: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
    Reviewed by Gao Xing | BABEL 67:6 (2021) pp. 849–852
  • 17 November 2021

  • “Twice Bitten” : Two men and a translation: The making of the Stone
    Jasmine Man Tong David Morgan | BABEL 67:6 (2021) pp. 791–818
  • 10 November 2021

  • Translating official documents from French to English in Uganda : A sociolinguistic and pragmatic approach
    Enoch Sebuyungo | BABEL 67:6 (2021) pp. 730–757
  • 3 November 2021

  • Monica Boria , Ángeles Carreres , María Noriega-Sánchez Marcus Tomalin (eds.). 2020. Translation and Multimodality: Beyond Words
    Reviewed by Wang Xi | BABEL 67:5 (2021) pp. 678–682
  • 12 October 2021

  • The axis of professionalization : Translators’ and interpreters’ market behaviour and its factors in Slovakia
    Martin Djovčoš Pavol Šveda | BABEL 67:5 (2021) pp. 533–552
  • A topic modeling analysis of Korea’s T&I research trends in the 2010s
    Changsoo Lee | BABEL 67:4 (2021) pp. 482–499
  • 8 October 2021

  • Investigating translation trainees’ self-perceived competence : A process-oriented, collaborative seminar on translation and translation revision
    Rossella Latorraca Jacqueline Aiello | BABEL 67:4 (2021) pp. 460–481
  • 4 October 2021

  • El compromiso social de Jean-Claude Izzo en Le Soleil des mourants : Problemas de traducción
    Soledad Díaz Alarcón | BABEL 67:4 (2021) pp. 440–459
  • 29 September 2021

  • Interpreting in Tanzania from the perspective of Tanzanian interpreters : Intercultural communication in inter/national dimensions
    Elizaveta Getta | BABEL 67:5 (2021) pp. 553–578
  • Adaptable-translation, pseudotranslation, and translation from the perspective of Buddhist sutra translations in early medieval China
    Jiang Zhejie | BABEL 67:5 (2021) pp. 599–619
  • Understanding intervention in fansubbing’s participatory culture : A multimodal study on Chinese official subtitles and fansubs
    Lu Siwen Lu Sijing | BABEL 67:5 (2021) pp. 620–645
  • Looking at redefining sex(uality) : Reinforcing sexual references in the Spanish dubbing of Looking
    José Iglesias Urquízar | BABEL 67:5 (2021) pp. 579–598
  • Vanessa Leonardi . 2020. Ideological Manipulation of Children’s Literature through Translation and Rewriting: Travelling across Times and Places
    Reviewed by Despoina Panou | BABEL 67:4 (2021) pp. 522–525
  • 22 September 2021

  • The impact of crowdsourcing and online collaboration in professional translation : Charting the future of translation?
    Miguel A. Jiménez-Crespo | BABEL 67:4 (2021) pp. 395–417
  • “All the pieces matter” : La traducción subtitulada del lenguaje vulgar en The Wire
    Javier Ortiz García | BABEL 67:5 (2021) pp. 646–672
  • 21 September 2021

  • Catherine Gravet Katrien Lievois (dir.). 2021. Vous avez dit littérature belge francophone ? Le défi de la traduction
    Compte rendu par Manon Hayette | BABEL 67:5 (2021) pp. 673–677
  • 26 July 2021

  • Lore Vandevoorde , Joke Daems Bart Defrancq (eds.). 2020. New Empirical Perspectives on Translation and Interpreting
    Reviewed by Qiurong Zhao Dechao Li | BABEL 67:3 (2021) pp. 388–393
  • 16 July 2021

  • La traduction de titres de films : Un défi pour tout traducteur
    Danijela Ljepavić | BABEL 67:3 (2021) pp. 273–287
  • On translating Emily Brontë’s style in Wuthering Heights into Arabic
    Fatima Muhaidat | BABEL 67:4 (2021) pp. 418–439
  • Translation of metaphorical idioms : A case study of two English versions of Hongloumeng
    Ke Su | BABEL 67:3 (2021) pp. 332–354
  • Learning Chinese political formulaic phraseology from a self-built bilingual United Nations Security Council corpus : A pilot study
    Wu Baimei , Andrew K.F. Cheung Xing Jie | BABEL 67:4 (2021) pp. 500–521
  • 9 June 2021

  • Поэма А. Блока « Двенадцать » в чешской среде
    Jana Kitzlerová | BABEL 67:2 (2021) pp. 127–139
  • Translating additive connectors from English into Spanish and vice versa
    Belén Labrador | BABEL 67:2 (2021) pp. 140–162
  • The poet’s wife : Critical considerations on the reception and impact of Zenobia Camprubí ’s translations
    Pilar Ordóñez-López | BABEL 67:2 (2021) pp. 163–185
  • Is interpreting of China’s political discourse becoming more target-oriented? A corpus-based diachronic comparison between the 1990s and the 2010s
    Feng Pan Binhua Wang | BABEL 67:2 (2021) pp. 222–244
  • La traduzione del podcast : Una proposta metodologica e strategica
    Francesco Saina | BABEL 67:2 (2021) pp. 186–205
  • A cross-boundary approach to the generative nature of translation
    Zaixi Tan | BABEL 67:2 (2021) pp. 206–221
  • Encarnación Postigo Pinazo (ed.). 2020. La interpretación en un mundo cambiante: nuevos escenarios, tecnologías, retos formativos y grupos vulnerables
    Reseña de Marta Alcaide Martínez | BABEL 67:2 (2021) pp. 245–248
  • María Dolores Rodríguez Melchor , Ildikό Horváth Kate Fergusson (eds.). 2020. The Role of Technology in Conference Interpreter Training
    Reviewed by Vorya Dastyar | BABEL 67:2 (2021) pp. 249–253
  • 26 May 2021

  • Examining the transference of humorous expressions based on extralinguistic cultural references (ECRs) in comedy animations from English into Persian dubbed and subtitled versions
    Hamid Reza Sadeghpour | BABEL 67:3 (2021) pp. 307–331
  • A translatological and forensic-linguistic study of the English translation of the German Civil Code
    Wang Qiang | BABEL 67:3 (2021) pp. 355–383
  • 25 May 2021

  • Developing a multilingual dictionary of touristic-cultural terms (with Croatian as the source language)
    Ivana Lončar Anita Pavić Pintarić | BABEL 67:3 (2021) pp. 288–306
  • Gender identification in the portrayal of female roles in the remakes of American TV series in Turkey
    Sinem Sancaktaroğlu Bozkurt Ayşe Şirin Okyayuz | BABEL 67:3 (2021) pp. 255–272
  • 21 May 2021

  • Federico M. Federici Sharon O’Brien (eds.). 2020. Translation in Cascading Crisis
    Reviewed by María del Mar Sánchez Ramos | BABEL 67:3 (2021) pp. 384–387
  • 6 April 2021

  • Basil Hatim . 2020. Communication across cultures: The linguistics of texts in translation
    Reviewed by Kexin Du | BABEL 67:4 (2021) pp. 526–531
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                                 “Ed and Floor are going to live together.”


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    Görlach, Manfred. 2003. English Words Abroad. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. total number of pages.

    Spear, Norman E., and Ralph R. Miller (eds). 1981. Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. total number of pages.

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    Adams, Clare A., and Anthony Dickinson. 1981. “Actions and Habits: Variation in Associative Representation during Instrumental Learning.” In Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms, ed. by Norman E. Spear, and Ralph R. Miller, 143–186. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

    Article (in journal):

    Claes, Jeroen, and Luis A. Ortiz López. 2011. “Restricciones pragmáticas y sociales en la expresión de futuridad en el español de Puerto Rico [Pragmatic and social restrictions in the expression of the future in Puerto Rican Spanish].” Spanish in Context 8: 50–72.

    Rayson, Paul, Geoffrey N. Leech, and Mary Hodges. 1997. “Social Differentiation in the Use of English Vocabulary: Some Analyses of the Conversational Component of the British National Corpus.” International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 2 (1): 120–132.


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    Translation & Interpreting Studies

    Translation Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CFP: Translation & interpretation

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting