Translation and Translanguaging in Multilingual Contexts

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ORCID logoSara Laviosa | University of Bari 'Aldo Moro', Italy | sara.laviosa at
Review Editor
ORCID logoGaetano Falco | University of Bari 'Aldo Moro', Italy
Assistant Editor
Richard D.G. Braithwaite | Freelance English teacher, UK
Translation and translanguaging are natural and complementary phenomena that occur in multilingual societies. They are advocated as valuable pedagogies that not only develop the ability to operate between languages but also, and most importantly, nourish creativity and a multilingual sense of self. They make it possible to co-construct meanings and share knowledge, skills and experiences as well as foster the capacity to critically reflect on the world and ourselves through the eyes of another language and culture. The goal of the journal is to give voice to the growing body of research into this burgeoning field of scholarly enquiry and practice. It intends to stimulate novel interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies that are carried out in multilingual settings as varied as pre-schooling, primary, secondary, tertiary and postgraduate education as well as vocational courses, workplaces and travels. Thus, TTMC provides a forum for innovative studies that find their place at a crossroads between translation studies and bilingual education, language teaching methodology, second language acquisition, curricular design, language policy and planning, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.

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ISSN: 2352-1805 | E-ISSN: 2352-1813
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Latest articles

9 February 2024

  • Towards online audiovisual translation of videos
    Mariavita Cambria | TTMC 10:1 (2024) pp. 28–53
  • Narrating/translating online plantation tourism
    Eleonora Federici | TTMC 10:1 (2024) pp. 74–93
  • Developing digital health literacy amidst the Covid-19 infodemic
    Rosita Maglie Matthew Groicher | TTMC 10:1 (2024) p. 94
  • The presence of source viewership in fansub paratexts
    Juerong Qiu | TTMC 10:1 (2024) pp. 54–73
  • A genre-oriented analysis of TikTok instructional discourse
    Laura Tommaso | TTMC 10:1 (2024) p. 6
  • Massimiliano Demata . 2023. Discourses of Borders and the Nation in the USA. A Discourse-Historical Analysis
    Reviewed by Albert Martí Ferrer | TTMC 10:1 (2024) pp. 114–116
  • Introduction : Computer-mediated communication in class
    Stefania Maci Marianna Lya Zummo | TTMC 10:1 (2024) pp. 1–5
  • 9 November 2023

  • The Chinese Oliver Twist : Transcreation in digital subtitling settings
    Lisi Liang | TTMC 9:3 (2023) pp. 352–378
  • ¡Sub! localisation workflows (th)at work
    Serenella Massidda Annalisa Sandrelli | TTMC 9:3 (2023) pp. 298–315
  • Accessibility and reception studies at the Macerata Opera Festival
    Francesca Raffi | TTMC 9:3 (2023) pp. 398–418
  • Carry on Caesar : Creative manipulations of the cinematographic Roman emperor
    Irene Ranzato | TTMC 9:3 (2023) pp. 379–397
  • Authorial (audio) description : Creativity in the transfer of CSRs in Squid Game
    Alessandra Rizzo Cinzia Giacinta Spinzi | TTMC 9:3 (2023) pp. 419–449
  • SDH as a pedagogical tool : L2, interculturality and EDI
    Antonio Jesús Tinedo Rodríguez Anca Daniela Frumuselu | TTMC 9:3 (2023) pp. 316–336
  • Introducing inclusive subtitles
    Gabriele Uzzo | TTMC 9:3 (2023) pp. 337–351
  • Margherita Dore (ed.). 2022. Humour in Self-Translation
    Reviewed by Maria Luisa Pensabene | TTMC 9:3 (2023) pp. 450–453
  • Introduction : Audiovisual translation in context
    Jorge Díaz Cintas , Alessandra Rizzo Cinzia Giacinta Spinzi | TTMC 9:3 (2023) pp. 289–297
  • 14 July 2023

  • Didactic audiovisual translation : Interlingual SDH in the foreign language classroom
    Alejandro Bolaños García-Escribano María del Mar Ogea Pozo | TTMC 9:2 (2023) pp. 187–215
  • Becoming a techie and improving your English with audiovisual translation : The two-for-one formula offered by TRADILEX
    Ana María Hornero Corisco , Pilar Gonzalez-Vera Paula Buil Beltrán | TTMC 9:2 (2023) pp. 160–186
  • Training the trainer : The art of audio describing in language lessons
    Marga Navarrete | TTMC 9:2 (2023) pp. 216–238
  • The use of subtitles in foreign language teaching : Exploring some sociolinguistic, cultural and translation features
    Mariacristina Petillo | TTMC 9:2 (2023) pp. 239–260
  • Reverse subtitles in foreign language learning : Noticing and memory
    Valentina Ragni | TTMC 9:2 (2023) pp. 261–282
  • Audiovisual translation and media accessibility in language learning contexts
    Marina Manfredi , Catia Nannoni Rosa Pugliese | TTMC 9:2 (2023) pp. 143–159
  • Carmen Herrero Isabelle Vanderschelden (eds.). 2019. Using Film and Media in the Language Classroom: Reflections on Research-led Teaching
    Reviewed by Chiara Bartolini | TTMC 9:2 (2023) pp. 283–288
  • 17 March 2023

  • Stances toward translation training and the discipline : A study of future translators’ EFL retrospective reports
    Jacqueline Aiello Rossella Latorraca | TTMC 9:1 (2023) pp. 111–134
  • Expanding the English as an International Language paradigm from different native language perspectives : A study of Italian/German ELF speakers in international contexts
    Rita Calabrese | TTMC 9:1 (2023) p. 95
  • Translation in CLIL : Mission impossible?
    Viviana Gaballo | TTMC 9:1 (2023) pp. 71–94
  • Translation and EIL in accessible tourism : Potentials and limits
    Stefania Gandin | TTMC 9:1 (2023) pp. 41–70
  • How to obtain translation equivalence of culturally specific concepts in a target language
    Hideki Hamamoto | TTMC 9:1 (2023) p. 8
  • Audiovisual mediation through English intralingual and interlingual subtitling
    Pietro Luigi Iaia | TTMC 9:1 (2023) pp. 22–40
  • Susan Petrilli Meng Ji (eds.). 2022. Exploring the Translatability of Emotions: Cross-Cultural and Transdisciplinary Encounters
    Reviewed by Margherita Zanoletti | TTMC 9:1 (2023) pp. 135–141
  • Introduction : Challenges and solutions in translation
    Rossella Latorraca Jacqueline Aiello | TTMC 9:1 (2023) pp. 1–7
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    Editorial Board
    ORCID logoMichael Byram | University of Durham, UK
    Suresh Canagarajah | Pennsylvania State University, USA
    Ángeles Carreres | University of Cambridge, UK
    ORCID logoPierangela Diadori | Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italy
    ORCID logoAdriana Díaz | The University of Queensland, Australia
    Ofelia García | City University of New York, USA
    ORCID logoMaria González-Davies | Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
    Juliane House | Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
    Meng Ji | University of Sydney, Australia
    ORCID logoMarie Källkvist | Lund University, Sweden
    ORCID logoPenny Kinnear | University of Toronto, Canada
    ORCID logoJennifer Lertola | Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
    ORCID logoHarold M. Lesch | Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    ORCID logoGlenn Levine | University of California, Irvine, USA
    Kanglong Liu | The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    ORCID logoKirsten Malmkjær | The University of Leicester, UK
    ORCID logoFrancesco Meledandri | University of Bari 'Aldo Moro', Italy
    ORCID logoAlastair Pennycook | University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    ORCID logoValeria Petrocchi | Scuola Superiore Mediatori Linguistici, Rome, Italy
    ORCID logoLucía Pintado Gutiérrez | Dublin City University, Ireland
    ORCID logoJosh Prada | Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA
    ORCID logoAnthony Pym | University of Melbourne, Australia & Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
    ORCID logoValentina Ragni | University of Warsaw, Poland
    ORCID logoPilar Rodríguez-Arancón | Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED, Spain
    ORCID logoMariachiara Russo | University of Bologna, Italy
    ORCID logoEriko Sato | Stony Brook University, USA
    ORCID logoMaria Sidiropoulou | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
    ORCID logoMasato Takimoto | Ryukoku University, Japan
    ORCID logoBogusława Whyatt | Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
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    James, Henry. 1962-1964. The Complete Tales of Henry James. Edited by Leon Edel. 12 vols. London: Rupert Hart-Davis.

    Special issue of journal

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

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    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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    Taplin, Oliver. 2001. “The Experience of an Academic in the Rehearsal Room.” Didaskalia 5 (1).

    Internet site

    European Observatory for Plurilingualism. Accessed April 22, 2013.

    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.


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    Translation & Interpreting Studies

    Translation Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CFP: Translation & interpretation

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting