Chapter 9 discusses relationships between translation and public policy. When challenges of organizing public spaces involve the use of more than one language, translation is often employed, and, in such circumstances, translation may serve a variety of functions, including the deployment of language policies alongside other policy aims such as the promotion of human rights or multiculturalism. The chapter explores this link between public policy and translation, presenting a survey of insights that have been provided by scholars, and suggesting areas where scholarship can provide further understandings. These insights are important, given the continuing multilingualism and diversity of societies.
González Núñez, G. (2022). Translation Studies and Public Policy. In K. Malmkjær (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Translation (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics, pp. 181-197). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108616119.010
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