A broad distinction is proposed between cultural and sociological research into translation. Cultural research focuses on the level of ideas (or memes) while sociological research focuses on people and their observable behaviour. Some theoretical frameworks have been proposed for the analysis of some of the relevant sociological issues. However, their application has remained limited, and many areas are relatively neglected or undertheorized. These include research on team translation and teamwork revision processes, co-editing, institutional multilingual document production, translator-client relations, translation policy, translator networks, translators’ use of technical and other resources, translator status and mobility, the discourse of translation, and accreditation systems. The central notion linking these areas is that of translation as a social practice.
2018. General Introduction. Literary Translation and Cultural Mediators. Toward an Agent and Process-Oriented Approach. In Literary Translation and Cultural Mediators in 'Peripheral' Cultures, ► pp. 1 ff.
Straub, Jürgen, Werner Nothdurft, Hartmut Rosa, Norbert Ricken, Nicole Balzer, Klaus Jonas, Marianne Schmid Mast, Hans-Herbert Kögler, Mary Snell-Hornby, Gabriele Cappai, Martin Fuchs, Werner Nothdurft, Thorsten Bonacker & Lars Schmitt
2007. Grundbegriffe. In Handbuch interkulturelle Kommunikation und Kompetenz, ► pp. 5 ff.
Sulaiman, M. Zain, Haslina Haroon, Intan Safinaz Zainudin & Muhamad Jad Hamizan bin Mohamad Yusoff
2022. The professionalisation of translation practice: a systematic review of the literature. Perspectives► pp. 1 ff.
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 2 may 2023. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers.
Any errors therein should be reported to them.