Translation in Cascading Crises

1st Edition

Federico M. Federici, Sharon O'Brien

Routledge
October 8, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 288 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138363502 - CAT# K396553

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Summary

This volume addresses the imperative need for recognising, exploring, and developing the role of multilingual communication in crisis settings. It is recognized that 'communication is aid' and that access to communication is an undeniable human right in crises. Even where effective and accurate information is available to be distributed, circulated, and broadcast in different ways through an ever-growing array of technologies, too often the language barrier remains in place.

From the Philippines, to Lebanon, via Spain, Italy, Columbia, and the UK: crisis situations occur world-wide with different cultural reactions and needs everywhere. The contributors of this volume represent a geographical mixture of regions, language combinations, and disciplines, because crisis situations need to be studied in their locale with different methods. Drawing on disaster studies research, this book aims to stimulate a broad, multidisciplinary debate on how complex communication is in cascading crises and on the role translation can play to facilitate communication.

Translation in Cascading Crises is a key resource for students and researchers of Translation and Interpreting studies, Humanitarian Studies, and Disaster Studies.

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