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Hermans, Johan and José Lambert. 1998. From translation markets to language management: the implications of translation services. Target 10 (1) : 113–132.
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This article is also included in #Functional approaches to culture and translation: selected papers by José Lambert# p. 148-162
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The fact that the position of 'business translation' within Translation Studies remains unclear is probably symptomatic of the discipline as a whole. In this article, business translation is approached from a new point of view; namely, that of social organization and management in business environments. The situation under observation — the 'translation market' in Belgium — is limited, and does not warrant any general conclusions. However, the rather predictable findings concerning the peripheral position of translation and translators in business life seem to indicate that it is not translation as such which is at stake here, but more general views on language, discourse and communication.
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