Translation in Society

The aim of this essentially interdisciplinary journal is to explore translation as a key social relation in a deeply interconnected world.

Translation in Society offers a platform for the growing amount of research in translation studies that draws on sociological theories and methodologies. It also seeks to contribute to the growing visibility of translation within the humanities and the social sciences more broadly, fostering new research that reveals the social relevance of translation in a wide variety of domains, while promoting at the same time self-reflexivity on the translational aspects of knowledge-production in disciplines such as sociology, political science, policy studies and anthropology.

Translation in Society welcomes the following types of articles in all areas of translation research:

  • studies of translation with a theoretical and/or methodological framework that draws on sociology, whereby translation also covers other text-modifying practices such as interpreting, adaptation, rewriting, etc.
  • theoretical and empirical contributions that explore the role of translation in society
  • interdisciplinary accounts that illustrate the connections between translation studies, sociology and/or other social sciences

The journal also produces special issues on topics of general interest in the humanities and the social sciences, seeking to foster interdisciplinary debates about how translation relates to and intervenes in the most pressing socio-political issues of our times. It is addressed to an international audience interested in social aspects of translation in the broadest sense.

Translation in Society publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN 2667-3037 | E-ISSN 2667-3045
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/tris
Board
Editor
Luc van Doorslaer | University of Tartu, Estonia & KU Leuven, Belgium | Luc.vanDoorslaer at kuleuven.be
Associate Editors
Hélène Buzelin | University of Montreal, Canada
Rafael Y. Schögler | University of Graz, Austria
Assistant Editor
Jack McMartin | KU Leuven, Belgium
Review Editor
Paola Gentile | University of Trieste, Italy
Advisory Board
Mona Baker | University of Oslo, Norway
Salah Basalamah | University of Ottawa, Canada
Gerard Delanty | University of Sussex, UK
Ipek Demir | University of Leeds, UK
Dilek Dizdar | University of Mainz, Germany
Nadja Grbić | University of Graz, Austria
Ting Guo | University of Exeter, UK
Sameh Hanna | United Bible Societies, UK
Moira Inghilleri | University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
David Inglis | University of Helsinki, Finland
Kaisa Koskinen | Tampere University, Finland
Reine Meylaerts | KU Leuven, Belgium
Nikos Papastergiadis | University of Melbourne, Australia
Diana Roig-Sanz | UOC Barcelona, Spain
Gisèle Sapiro | EHESS Paris, France
Kayoko Takeda | Rikkyo University, Japan
Sergey Tyulenev | University of Durham, UK
Meifang Zhang | University of Macau, Macao
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Current issue: 1:2, available as of November 2022

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Issues

Volume 1 (2022)

Latest articles

11 October 2022

  • Global translation history : Some theoretical and methodological insights
    Diana Roig-Sanz | TRIS 1:2 (2022) pp. 131–156
  • 26 September 2022

  • What ever happened to the belles infidèles? Elements for a more inclusive sociology of literary translation
    Hélène Buzelin | TRIS 1:2 (2022) pp. 224–250
  • 22 September 2022

  • The agent-centred translation zone : Researching the people within translational spaces
    Marlene Fheodoroff | TRIS 1:2 (2022) pp. 177–199
  • 20 September 2022

  • Translaboration : Translation and labour
    Cornelia Zwischenberger Alexa Alfer | TRIS 1:2 (2022) pp. 200–223
  • 6 September 2022

  • Luc van Doorslaer Ton Naaijkens (eds.). 2021. The Situatedness of Translation Studies: Temporal and Geographical Dynamics of Theorization
    Reviewed by Yike Wang | TRIS 1:2 (2022) pp. 251–256
  • 4 April 2022

  • Towards a sociology of consuming translated fiction : Pleasure, status, and textual-linguistic intolerance
    Duygu Tekgül-Akın | TRIS 1:2 (2022) pp. 157–176
  • 21 February 2022

  • Where translation studies and the social meet : Setting the scene for ‘Translation in Society’
    Luc van Doorslaer Jack McMartin | TRIS 1:1 (2022) pp. 1–14
  • 26 January 2022

  • After the storm : Translating the US Capitol storming in Germany’s right-wing digital media ecosystem
    Nicole Doerr Beth Gharrity Gardner | TRIS 1:1 (2022) p. 83
  • 3 January 2022

  • On polarization : Translation theory and Cold War politics
    Brian James Baer | TRIS 1:1 (2022) pp. 65–82
  • 21 December 2021

  • Siri Nergaard . 2021. Translation and Transmigration
    Reviewed by Wenjie Li | TRIS 1:1 (2022) pp. 125–129
  • 16 December 2021

  • Translating (political) religious and secularist worldviews in a post-secular age
    Salah Basalamah | TRIS 1:1 (2022) pp. 15–34
  • 13 December 2021

  • Palimpsests of plague : Translating and narrativizing epidemics and pandemics
    David Inglis | TRIS 1:1 (2022) pp. 35–64
  • 22 November 2021

  • From translation zone to sacrifice zone : Minor perspectives on the tradosphere
    Michael Cronin | TRIS 1:1 (2022) pp. 105–124
  • Guidelines

    GENERAL

    In principle Translation in Society observes text conventions outlined in the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (hereafter CMS). For all editorial problems not specifically addressed below, please refer to CMS.

    SUBMISSION

    Authors wishing to submit articles for publication in Translation in Society are requested to do so through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site. Please consult the Short Guide to EM for Authors before you submit your paper.

    As all manuscripts are double-blind peer-reviewed, please ensure that all identifying markings in the text and in the document properties are removed. References to the author’s own work should preferably stay in the text but in an adapted form, i.e. in the third person, the same way in which the author refers to works of others. This will increase the level of anonymity. Otherwise, the reviewer may wonder why publications that are highly relevant for the present article are missing from the references which might come across as ill-informed, sloppy or incomplete, and that would reflect badly on the author. Moreover, the reviewer may indeed guess the identity of the author, whose name is conspicuous by absence.

    FORMAT

    Articles should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words (footnotes, references and appendices included).

    Please use Word. If you use any special characters, tables or figures, please supply a PDF file as well.

    Please number all pages consecutively.

    Please use font size Times New Roman 12 point and double line spacing throughout, quotations, notes and references included. Please define margins so as to obtain a text area of 13 x 22 cm (or 5 x 8.6 inches).

    Begin the References on a new page.

    Notes should be kept to a minimum. Note indicators in the text should appear at the end of sentences or phrases, and follow the respective punctuation marks.

    Contributions should be consistent in their use of language and spelling; for instance, articles should be in British English or American English throughout.

    Please use a reader-friendly style! Manuscripts submitted to Translation in Society must be written in clear and grammatical English. Ensure that your work is written in correct English before submission, if necessary by seeking assistance with English language editing or translation.

    Illustrations and tables

    Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals, provided with appropriate captions, and be referred to in the main text in this manner: “in Table 2…” (and never like this: “in the following table…”). Figure captions should be placed below the figure, while table captions should be placed above the relevant table. Please indicate the preferred position of the table or figure in the text in this way:

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    Quotations

    Editorial interventions in quotations (indications such as sic, or interpolated comments) need to be signaled by the use of square brackets. Ellipsis points used to indicate a deleted passage in a quotation, too, need to be bracketed (CMS par. 13.56).

    Quotations in the main text should be given in double quotation marks with the appropriate reference to the source. Following CMS (par. 6.9–11), periods and commas should precede closing quotation marks. If the quotation does not include closing punctuation and is followed by the in-text reference, then the closing punctuation follows the in-text reference (CMS par. 15.25).

    Quotations longer than 3 lines should be indented, without quotation marks and with the appropriate reference to the source. They should be set off from the main text by a line of space above and below.

    Lists

    Lists should not be indented. If numbered, please number as follows:

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    Lists that run on with the main text can be numbered in parentheses: (1).............., (2)............., etc.

    Examples and glosses

    Examples should be numbered with Arabic numerals in parentheses: (1), (2), (3), etc.

    Examples in languages other than English should be in italics with an approximate translation. Between the original and the translation, glosses should be added. This interlinear gloss gets no punctuation and no highlighting.

    Fonts

    Use italics for foreign language, highlighting and emphasis. Bold should be used only for highlighting within italics and for headings. Please refrain from the use of small caps, FULL CAPS (except for focal stress and acronyms) and underlining (except for highlighting within examples, as an alternative to boldface). For terms or expressions (e.g., ‘context of situation’), please use single quotes. For glosses of citation forms use double quotes.

    Sections and headings

    Articles should be reasonably divided into sections and, if necessary, into sub-sections; these have to be numbered, beginning with 1 (not 0). Numbering should be in Arabic numerals; no italics; no dot after the last number, except for level-one headings.

    Do not go beyond three levels. Please mark the headings as follows: level one (bold), level two (roman), level three (italic).

    Inclusive numbers

    Translation in Society prefers the foolproof system of giving the full form of numbers everywhere (CMS, par. 9.61). In other words, inclusive page numbers and years should not be abbreviated: e.g., 210-212 (rather than 210-2), the war of 1914-1918 (rather than 1914-18). This also applies to references.

    Funding information

    Funding information should be provided if funding was received through a grant for the research that is discussed in the article, including funder name and grant number, in a separate section called "Funding information" before (an Acknowledgment section and) the References.

    Acknowledgments

    Acknowledgments (other than funding information, see above) should be added in a separate, unnumbered section entitled "Acknowledgments", placed before the References.

    Appendices

    Appendices should follow the References section.

    REFERENCES

    It is essential that the references be formatted to the specifications given in these guidelines.

    References in the text:

    Translation in Society uses the Author–Date reference system. A comma is used between the date and the page number. References should be as precise as possible, giving page references where necessary; for example (Clahsen 1991, 252) or: as in Brown et al. (1991, 252).

    All references in the text should appear in the references section.

    For repeated consecutive references to the same source, and where no confusion is possible, it suffices to provide the page reference between brackets; for example (252).

    References section:

    References should be listed first alphabetically and then chronologically, in ascending order.

    Subdivisions (e.g., Primary sources; Other references) may exceptionally be envisaged in certain cases, but in principle a single list is preferred.

    The section should include all (and only!) references that are actually mentioned in the text.

    A note on capitalization in titles:

    For titles in English, Translation in Society uses headline-style capitalization (CMS, par. 8.157). In titles and subtitles, capitalize the first and last words, and all other major words (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, some conjunctions). Do not capitalize articles; prepositions (unless used adverbially or adjectivally, or as part of a Latin expression used adverbially or adjectivally); the conjunctions ‘and,’ ‘but,’ ‘for,’ ‘or’ and ‘nor’; ‘to’ as part of an infinitive; ‘as’ in any grammatical function; parts of proper names that would be lower case in normal text. For more details and examples, consult CMS.

    For titles in any other languages, as well as for English translations of titles given in square brackets, Translation in Society follows CMS in using sentence-style capitalization: capitalization as in normal prose, i.e., the first word in the title, the subtitle, and any proper names or other words normally given initial capitals in the language in question.

    When giving publisher place information, give only the first place name if two or more are available, e.g., Amsterdam: John Benjamins (CMS par. 14.35).

    EXAMPLES OF REFERENCES

    Monograph

    Butler, Judith. 2006. Gender Trouble. 3rd ed. London: Routledge.

    O’Hagan, Minako, and Carmen Mangiron. 2013. Game Localization: Translating for the Global Digital Entertainment Industry. Benjamins Translation Library 106. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

    Edited volume

    Spear, Norman E., and Ralph R. Miller, eds. 1981. Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

    Scholarly edition

    James, Henry. 1962-1964. The Complete Tales of Henry James. Edited by Leon Edel. 12 vols. London: Rupert Hart-Davis.

    Special issue of journal

    Pym, Anthony, ed. 2000. The Return to Ethics. Special issue of The Translator 7 (2).

    Translated work

    Mitchell, David. 2010. De niet verhoorde gebeden van Jacob de Zoet [orig. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet]. Translated by Harm Damsma and Niek Miedema. S.l.: Nieuw Amsterdam Uitgevers.

    Shakespeare, William. 1947. Henri V. Translated by M.J. Lavelle. Collection bilingue des Classiques étrangers. Paris: Montaigne.

    Article in book

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

    Article in journal

    Bassnett, Susan. 2012. “Translation Studies at Cross-roads.” In The Known Unknowns of Translation Studies, edited by Elke Brems, Reine Meylaerts, and Luc van Doorslaer, special issue of Target 24 (1): 15–25.

    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.

    Article in online journal

    Taplin, Oliver. 2001. “The Experience of an Academic in the Rehearsal Room.” Didaskalia 5 (1). http://www.didaskalia.net/issues/vol5no1/taplin.html#FN1Rtn.

    Internet site

    European Observatory for Plurilingualism. Accessed April 22, 2013. http://www.observatoireplurilinguisme.eu/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

    Various unpublished sources

    Marinetti, Cristina. 2007. Beyond the Playtext: The Relationship between Text and Performance in the Translation of Il servitore di due padroni. PhD diss. University of Warwick.

    Quinn, Gavin. 2009. Personal interview. August 5, 2009.

    For other cases (and for further guidelines), please consult CMS.

    Submission

    Authors wishing to submit articles for publication in TRIS are requested to do so through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site. Please consult the guidelines and the Short Guide to EM for Authors before you submit your paper. If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence, please contact the editor by e-mail: Luc.vanDoorslaer at kuleuven.be

    Correspondence concerning the book reviews section should be addressed directly to the Review Editor: Paola Gentile – pgentile at units.it

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    Special Issue Proposals

    The journal regularly publishes special issues on topics that are of interest to its aims and scope. If you would like to suggest a topic for a special issue please contact the editors.

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    Subjects

    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies

    Sociology

    Sociology

    Translation & Interpreting Studies

    Interpreting
    Translation Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CFP: Translation & interpretation

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting