Jeremy Munday of the University of Leeds will be giving a seminar at Imperial College London which may be of interest to those of you based in the London area:
Date: Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Room: Huxley Building, Room 144
Dr Jeremy Munday, University of Leeds, UK
Investigating signals of the value-systems of the translator/interpreter
Translating and interpreting function as a sensitive channel through which new texts and ideas enter a target culture. Understanding how such ideas are processed, evaluated and mediated is therefore crucial for translation theory and for the practising translator/interpreter. This paper will report on an investigation of the ways in which meaning is dynamically negotiated linguistically and communicated between writer, translator/interpreter and reader. The focus is on identifying the linguistic signals that indicate a translator's/interpreter's evaluation of an argument in a text and on the subjective value systems that inevitably come into operation.