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Jordan, Shirley Ann. 2002. Ethnographic Encounters: The Processes of Cultural Translation. Language and Intercultural Communication 2 (2) : 96–110.
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Multilingual Matters


This paper describes what the contested concept of cultural translation involves within the interdisciplinary framework constituted by the interface between anthropology and modern language learning. A variety of ethnographic encounters are presented as contexts in which students of modern languages can experiment with the dynamics of cultural translation.