Publication details [#14675]

Sela-Sheffy, Rakefet and Miriam Shlesinger. 2008. Strategies of image-making and status advancement of translators and interpreters as a marginal occupational group: a research project in progress. In Pym, Anthony, Miriam Shlesinger and Daniel Simeoni, eds. Beyond Descriptive Translation Studies: investigations in homage to Gideon Toury (Benjamins Translation Library 75). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 79–90.


Given the relative invisibility of translators and interpreters as an occupation, they are hardly studied as a social group, either in the field of TS or in the sociology of professions. The authors' research aims to analyze their construction of a sense of an occupational identity and strategies of status improvement, drawing on interviews with six subgroups in the field (literary and non-literary translators, subtitlers, conference, community, court and signed-language interpreters).
Source : Based on abstract in book