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  • 1.
    Adler, Aleksandra
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Perifera kulturer i kontakt?: Indirekt översättning av hebreisk skönlitteratur till svenska2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The following product–oriented study deals with translational norms operating in indirect translation of Hebrew literature into Swedish. The research was conducted as a contrastive study of Extra–linguistic Cultural References (ECR) based on Toury’s (1995/2012) coupled pairs and supplemented with Pedersen’s typology (2011). The material consisted of 3 x 136 coupled pairs excerpted from a collection of short stories written by an Israeli high–prestige writer Amos Oz and translated into Swedish through English. Both translations were carried out by high–prestige translators. The results suggest that indirect literary translation follows the adequacy norm in accordance with the hypothesis on high–prestige translation (Lindqvist 2002). The hypothesis on acceptancy norms operating in indirect translation is rejected. 

  • 2.
    Alfvén, Valérie
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Tueuses sans gages ou l’émergence de l’« inquiétante adolescente » dans les romans réalistes contemporains pour adolescents: Perspectives suédoises et françaises2018In: Éducation Comparée, ISSN 0339-5456, Vol. 20, p. 133-154Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Through examples of realistic novels for Swedish teenagers and, in comparison with the French production of the early 2000s, this article seeks to highlight the growing emergence in Sweden of a "nasty" teenager who uses unprovoked violence against other teenagers. This character of a nasty girl begins, timidly, to break out/emerge into French realistic novels as well.

  • 3.
    Alfvén, Valérie
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Lindgren, Charlotte
    Traduction et réception de sujets difficiles en littérature de jeunesse de la France à la Suède: Le cas de Kitty Crowther2018In: Littératures et cultures d’enfance et de jeunesse, Rabat, Maroco, 27-28 november 2018, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [fr]

    Kitty Crowther (née en 1970) est connue en Suède pour avoir reçu en 2010 le prix Alma, prix international accordé en mémoire de l’écrivaine suédoise pour la jeunesse, Astrid Lindgren. Kitty Crowther rédige et illustre des livres pour enfants depuis les années 1990. Une dizaine de ses ouvrages sur une trentaine ont été traduits en suédois. Notre étude propose de s’attacher à la traduction en suédois de sujets difficiles dans les ouvrages de cette auteure. Nous travaillons dans le cadre des Descriptive Translation Studies, DTS (Toury, 1995, 2012) et de la théorie des polysystèmes (Even-Zohar, 1990). Ces théories montrent l’importance des traductions qui permettent l’introduction de nouveaux modèles mais aussi de nouvelles normes dans un système littéraire.  Les études en DTS ont en effet montré que les traductions sont réglées par des normes et que le traducteur en général choisit de suivre les normes culturelles de la langue source ou de la langue cible et cela particulièrement dans le domaine de la littérature de jeunesse où le poids des normes est important (Shavit, 1986). Dans certaines de nos études précédentes nous avons montré que des livres suédois pour enfants traitant de sujets difficiles comme la vieillesse, la mort et le harcèlement, traduits en français, ont trouvé leur place dans le système français (Lindgren, 2010, 2015) et ce aussi pour des livres pour adolescents abordant des sujets tabous comme la violence gratuite et les enfants bourreaux (Alfvén, 2016). Dans cette étude, nous allons montrer à travers la réception des ouvrages de Kitty Crowther en Suède l’importance du traitement des sujets sensibles dans un système déjà largement ouvert à ces thématiques. La place de cette auteure francophone dans la littérature de jeunesse suédoise est exceptionnelle puisqu’elle est peu ouverte aux livres pour enfants traduits d’autres langues que l’anglais.

  • 4.
    Almqvist, Ingrid
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Tolkutbildning i Sverige: Ett kritiskt vägval2016Report (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Alvstad, Cecilia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Children’s Literature2019In: The Routledge Handbook of Literary Translation / [ed] Kelly Washbourne, Ben Van Wyke, Routledge, 2019, p. 159-180Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Adults as well both can and do read children's literature, either together with children or without them, just like children and young adults can read diverse literary materials targeting adults. The origins of children's literature are often traced back to early modern educational books for boys and girls that taught religious virtues and good manners to the upper classes. Some kinds of topics are by many adults deemed to be especially difficult for children to deal with, such as books culminating in a suicide, since such a denouement would leave the reader without any hope for a change for the better. After some initial reflections on the translation of children's literature as a performative and multimodal practice, the chapter presents a series of examples of typical interventions that take place in the translation of children's literature regarding violence, religion, racism and sexuality.

  • 6.
    Alvstad, Cecilia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    The Proliferating Paths of Jorge Luis Borges’ Work in Translation and the Resistance to an Innovative Trait2019In: Translation and World Literature / [ed] Susan Bassnett, Routledge, 2019, p. 144-158Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter focuses on a few selected translations of Borges literary prose, showing that Borges translators have chosen different paths, and that these are not always reconcilable one with the other. In the story, a Chinese agent working for the Germans in World War I is about to kill a random British citizen named Albert. All the versions, along with scholarly studies on Borges, talks with friends and colleagues, and research visits to the Centro Cultural Borges and the Museo Borges in Buenos Aires are sure to have influenced literature present idea of Borges' literary heritage. Butler and Boldy are clearly discussing the same story and the same sentences here, but the difference between their two readings is striking. Innovative metafiction was also changed into more traditional forms in other Swedish translations of the work of Latin American writers in the 1960s.

  • 7.
    Aronsson, Jonas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    I dialog med tid och rum: Anföring, interpunktion och interjektioner i en kommenterad översättning av Yasutaka Tsutsuis ungdomsroman 時をかける少女 (Toki wo kakeru shoujo)2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This master’s thesis consists of a translation from Japanese to Swedish of Yasutaka Tsutsui’s Toki wo kakeru shoujo (The girl who leapt through time), and a commentary of the translation process. The purpose is to examine which problems may arise when translating reported discourse, punctuation and interjections, and what strategies can be used to solve these problems. The translation is performed with an orientation towards acceptability and the target culture, to try and conform the text to the norms and expectations of the target culture.

  • 8.
    Azbel Schmidt, Morena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    How do you do it anyway?: A Longitudinal Study of three Translator Students Translating from Russian into Swedish2009 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Azbel Schmidt, Morena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Ordlista för tolkar: Svenska - albanska2011 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Azbel Schmidt, Morena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Ordlista för tolkar: Svenska - kurdiska2011 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 11.
    Bendegard, Saga
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Landqvist, Hans
    Nissilä, Niina
    Pilke, Nina
    ”Förslagsvis kunde en ren översättning av de tyska uttrycken användas”: Fackexperter, språkexperter och terminologiska frågor i Sverige 1941–19832019In: Svenskans beskrivning 36: Förhandlingar vid trettiosjätte sammankomsten, Uppsala 25–27 oktober 2017 / [ed] Marco Bianchi, David Håkansson, Björn Melander, Linda Pfister, Maria Westman, Carin Östman, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2019, p. 23-35Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Bendegard, Saga
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Melander Marttala, UllaWestman, MariaStockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
    Språk och norm: Rapport från ASLA:s symposium, Uppsala universitet 21−22 april 20162017Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Benediktsdottir, Ásdis
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Analysing a Harvest Moon: On the translation of role language in Bokujō Monogatari: Hajimari no Daichi for the Nintendo 3DS2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis seeks to introduce the concept of role language in translation in the context of video game localisation. There is very little written on the subject of role language in translation from Japanese to English, and none which pertains to role language in video games. There is also a seeming deficiency of reliable literature regarding the product of translation in video game localisation, analysing what was done and what effects it may have had on the finished product. By analysing the particular role language profiles of selected characters from Bokujō Monogatari: Hajimari no Daichi for the Nintendo 3DS, this thesis hopes to serve as a stepping stone towards a new area of video game localisation.

    Eight non-playable characters, four male and four female, were analysed to create their respective role language profiles. Four scenarios were chosen for each character: the first and last heart event, the love confession and the married life sequence. The translations of each of these scenarios were analysed, along with how the respective characters were linguistically portrayed.

    The study found that although many characters were found to retain most of their original linguistic profiling in translation, there were instances where misconception of the source text could have been a factor. The translations where this rather than a different linguistic profile altered the character’s perception, the translations were often ST-oriented. In translations where the characterisation had been unaltered, predominantly it seemed the result of a critical distance from the ST and willingness on the translator’s part to take creative liberties.

    Role language is an integral feature of Japanese popular fiction, and it would seem that the fictional realms of video games are no exception. Although this thesis has studied only a limited sample, it would not be entirely out of line to draw the initial conclusion that to take a step back from the source material and instead focus on conveying a perception of a character rather than follow the written script, seems to result in a character portrayal in the target text similar to that in the source text.

  • 14.
    Blåsjö, Mona
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
    Johansson, Sofia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism.
    Jonsson, Carla
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Centre for Research on Bilingualism.
    Sannholm, Raphael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Fasta regler för fri kommunikation2017In: Nio-fem: tidskrift om arbetsliv & profession, ISSN 2001-9688, no 2, p. 20-23Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    I dag jobbar många hemma eller på resande fot, och allt färre har ett fast skrivbord. Hur påverkar det förutsättningarna för kommunikationen? Hur ser kommunikationen ut jämfört med arbetsplatser där man fortfarande har eget skrivbord? I den här artikeln tar några språkvetenskapliga forskare från Stockholms universitet upp aktuella fynd från olika forskningsprojekt om kommunikation i arbetslivet.

  • 15.
    Borking, Ulrika
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Donaldson på Hellsingska: en komparativ fallstudie: Julia Donaldsons engelska bilderböcker i svensk översättning av Lennart Hellsing2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This master’s thesis looks at the translation of Julia Donaldson’s English picture books into Swedish by the Swedish children’s author Lennart Hellsing. The main aim of the study is to determine whether the translation of the original (source) texts involves the transference of Hellsing’s writing style into the translated (target) texts. Earlier research, carried out by Kåreland (2002), is employed in order to pinpoint Hellsing’s distinctive style as a writer. The style variables apparent in Hellsing’s own writing were thereby identified and these are applied to the analysed target texts in this case study. The theoretical framework is based on descriptive translation studies (DTS) and the use of Toury’s model (1995) for reconstructing translational norms allows the source texts (ST) and target texts (TT) to be put into a sociocultural context. By working within this framework a descriptive analysis is used to describe and compare the ST and TT and the concept of translation as a practice governed by certain translational norms at a certain moment in time and within a certain culture is applied. The findings show that Hellsing’s style as a writer can also be detected in his translations of Donaldson’s picture books. The results of this case study also indicate that the translation of these texts can be considered to be a target culture oriented practice.  

  • 16.
    Brekell, Leo
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Att översätta en kulturkrock: Postkolonial analys och översättning av ett kapitel ur Hanya Yanagiharas roman The People in the Trees2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis contains both an analysis and a translation into Swedish of an excerpt from Hanya Yanagihara’s novel The People in the Trees. Both analysis and translation have been conducted using a postcolonial and sociolinguistic theoretical framework. The translation is of a predominantly interventionistic and experimental nature, and has been done with Lawrence Venuti’s foreignizing method in mind, as well as with Tejaswini Niranjana’s poststructuralist view of postcolonial translation. The translation has also been extensively commented upon with an emphasis on how different kinds of asymmetrical power relations are manifested in terms of language use. To this end, Norman Fairclough’s version of critical discourse analysis has been especially helpful. The thesis concludes with a brief summarizing chapter in which certain conclusions are drawn from the present study.

  • 17.
    Bysell, Lina Emilia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    En revolutionerande översättning: En översättningsteoretisk uppsats om att översätta en skildring av det ryska inbördeskriget2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay covers the translation of a fictional prose text from Russian to Swedish, the source text being the first chapter of Aleksey Tolstoy’s Chmuroe utro (Bleak Morning), the third part of his trilogy Choždenie po mukam (The Ordeal). A commentary of this translation is provided, where the linguistic abstractions encountered throughout the process are documented.

    My methodology attempts to emulate that of Eugene Nida and his principle of “Dynamic Equivalence”. This procedure is addressed in the commentary, as I explain how utilisation of Nida's theories can assist in overcoming the numerous peculiarities inherent to translation.

    I also deal with the issue regarding the first two books of the trilogy, which have already been translated into Swedish by another translator. In my work, I explain how and why I have chosen to relate to the earlier translation. 

  • 18.
    Damberg, Victor
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Den magiska kritan: En kommenterad översättning från japanska till svenska av Abe Kōbōs novell 魔法のチョーク (Mahou no chooku).2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay consists of a translation from Japanese to Swedish of the short story The Magic Chalk (魔法のチョーク) by Abe Kōbō and an accompanying commentary focusing on three categories of words or expressions that might pose a problem to translators of Japanese. These categories are cultural specific concepts, onomatopoeia and western loanwords.

    Since Abe Kōbō is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed author and the norm when translating such authors is to be source text oriented, I have chosen to translate using a adequacy-oriented strategy. In other words, I have tried to keep the original author's style and stay true to the source text as much as possible without making the target text sound unnatural. 

  • 19.
    Damberg, Victor
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Returning Loanwords: Translation of Western Loanwords in Japanese to English2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Although the similarities between the English language and the Japanese language are few, the two have influenced each other profoundly in the last century. The category of words called gairaigo in the Japanese language mostly consist of loanwords from Western languages – in particular English. But what happens when translators translate these originally English words in Japanese back to English? This thesis sought to examine what kind of local strategies Japanese-to-English translators use when translating gairaigo, if these strategies vary depending on the text type and whether or not there is a correlation between the local strategies and the word class of the gairaigo. Three different kinds of texts were examined; a novel, several newspaper articles and an operation manual. By comparing the source texts with their corresponding target texts, it was possible to determine six different local strategies used to translate gairaigo – omission, returning, transposition, modulation, equivalence and paraphrase.

  • 20.
    Dankis, Sofia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Subtitling the Internet: An investigation into subtitles for dynamic media2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis will examine interlingual subtitles for online media. The research takes place within the descriptive translation studies paradigm. The source material consists of subtitles for a selection of webcasts found on the video sharing platform YouTube. The analysis will examine how the original dialogue has been translated as well as the form that the subtitles are presented in. An analysis of norm governed subtitles for television programs that follow established subtitling norms will also be made for comparison. Online media and broadcast media are divided into a dynamic and static category respectively in order to treat webcasts as an individual form of media. Dynamic media is defined as digital media created for the Internet, and static media is defined as media created for televised broadcasts. The results do not include qualitative assessments but have shown that subtitles for webcasts do not follow subtitling norms and display a wide range of unconventional approaches. The determining factor that illustrates the nature of webcast subtitles is attributed the diverse group of people writing them. 

  • 21. Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
    et al.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Exploring the Situational Interface of Translation and Cognition2018Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The contributions of this volume explore the dynamics of the interface between the cognitive and situational levels in translation and interpreting. Until relatively recently, there has been an invisible line in translation and interpreting studies between cognitive research (e.g., into mental processes or attitudes) and sociological research (e.g., concerning organization, status, or institutions). However, rapid developments in translation and interpreting practices (professional, non-professional) have brought to the fore the need to rethink theoretical perspectives and to apply new research methods. The chapters in this volume aim to contribute to this discussion through conceptual and/or empirical research. Drawing on different theoretical and methodological frameworks, they offer insights into diverse translation and interpreting situations, in a number of different countries and cultures, and their consequences for individual and collective cognition. Originally published as special issue of Translation Spaces 5:1 (2016).

  • 22. Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
    et al.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Hubscher-Davidson, Severine
    Introduction to the special issue2014In: Translation and Interpreting Studies, ISSN 1932-2798, E-ISSN 1876-2700, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 1-4Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including role of cultural knowledge in the translation process, translation performance and metaphoricity.

  • 23. Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
    et al.
    Englund Dimitrova, BirgittaStockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine
    The Development of Professional Competence2014Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 24. Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
    et al.
    Englund Dimitrova, BirgittaStockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.Hubscher-Davidson, SéverineNorberg, UlfStockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Describing cognitive processes in translation: acts and events2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 25. Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
    et al.
    Englund Dimitrova, BirgittaStockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.Hubscher-Davidson, SéverineNorberg, UlfStockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Describing Cognitive Processes in Translation: Acts and events: Special issue of Translation and Interpreting Studies 8:2 (2013)2013Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
  • 26. Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
    et al.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine
    Norberg, Ulf
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Introduction: Describing cognitive processes in translation: Acts and events2013In: Translation and Interpreting Studies, ISSN 1932-2798, E-ISSN 1876-2700, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 151-153Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Auktoriserad translator - kompetens och prov: Kartläggning och kunskapsunderlag2015Report (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Changing Footings on 'Jacob's Ladder': dealing with sensitive issues in dual-role mediation on a Swedish TV-show2019In: Perspectives: studies in translatology, ISSN 0907-676X, E-ISSN 1747-6623, Vol. 27, no 5, p. 718-731Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This case study examines a Swedish TV interview with a Soviet pop singer in 1985 where the talk show host, who is both a trained interpreter and an experienced media journalist, acts as a dual-role mediator, interviewing and interpreting at the same time. The analysis is contextualized within the political and military relations between Sweden and the USSR in the 1980s. Theoretically, the study draws on ethics of interpreting, ethics of entertainment and the notions participation status or footing. A potential challenge for a dual-role mediator is that two different ethical stances are involved; here, ethics of entertainment (entertainment, comfort, culture value orientation) and ethics of interpreting (impartiality, neutrality, accuracy). These may clash, but the study claims that the different stances can also be used to the participants’ advantage. Here, the role of talk show host dominates over the role of interpreter, and interpreting ethics can be flouted and played with if it suits the purposes of the former. The study shows the complexity of dual-role mediation and emphasizes the need to take into account the perspectives of both of the involved roles in research on participants’ interaction and changes of footing.

  • 29.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Emil i Lönneberga i nya ryska kläder: Intention, variation och reception2016In: Sinhronija, diahronija, tekstologija. Sbornik naučnyh stat’ej i perevodov / [ed] E. B Krylova, T. A. Mihajlova, E. R Skvajrs, E. L. Žil’cova, I. V. Matycina, Moskva: Maks Press , 2016, p. 355-362Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper deals with dialect in translation of children’s literature, analyzing translations into Russian of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren’s book Emil in Lönneberga. Three types of data are analyzed: a) 20 different translations into Russian (2 published, 18 done by Russian university students of Swedish), b) students’ commentaries to their translations, and c) a focus group discussion (6 Russian university students of Swedish) of the different solutions. The data shows a wide variety of different types of solutions. The use of morphosyntactic means has in this study the character of a translation norm (Toury 1995): it is most frequently found, it is used in both published versions, and it is received most positively by the readers. Other types of solutions are less frequent and have a more idiosyncratic character. A comparison between the translation commentaries and the discussion with the readers shows that readers’ reception does not always correspond to the translator’s intention. 

  • 30.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Lexikala val som ett drag i översättarstil. En studie av två bulgariska noveller i svensk översättning2013In: Översättning, stil och lingvistiska metoder / [ed] Bladh, Elisabeth & Ängsal, Magnus P., Göteborg: Institutionen för språk och litteratur, Göteborgs universitet , 2013, p. 55-74Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Lexical choice as an element of translator style. A study of the Swedish translations of two Bulgarian short stories

    The general topic of the paper is translator style, tentatively defined as consistent linguistic patterns in target texts produced by a given translator. Translator style can be studied from two different analytic perspectives, either in relation to the source text or in relation to other texts written in the target language. The research question of the paper is whether patterns in lexical choice, especially explicitations and specifications in relation to the source text, can be part of the study of translator style. An analysis of the Swedish versions of two short stories by the Bulgarian writer Yordan Radichkov indicates that one of the two translators has a marked invidual profile as regards lexical choices. It it concluded that this type of analysis is suitable for further study.

  • 31.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Till punkt och pricka? Översättarstil, normer och interpunktion vid översättning från bulgariska till svenska2014In: Slovo: Journal of Slavic Languages, Literatures and Cultures , E-ISSN 2001-7359, Vol. 55, no 1, p. 77-99Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Mark my words? Translator style, norms and punctuation in translation from Bulgarian to Swedish.  During the 1970's and 1980's, a relatively large number of Bulgarian works of fiction were translated into Swedish. Several translators and publishers were involved in this activity, which also included indirect translation via English. Drawing on Descriptive Translation Studies and theories of translation norms (Toury 1995), this paper analyses punctuation in the renditions of direct speech by different translators and identifies individual translator styles. These findings are discussed in relation to the characteristics of the various publishing houses and their position in the sociocultural context. 

  • 32.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Översättarutbildningar i Sverige2013In: Från ett språk till ett annat: Om översättning och tolkning / [ed] Språkrådet, Stockholm: Norstedts Förlag, 2013, p. 66-70Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
    Cognitive space: Exploring the situational interface2016In: Translation Spaces, ISSN 2211-3711, E-ISSN 2211-372X, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 34.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
    Cognitive space: exploring the situational interface2018In: Exploring the Situational Interface of Translation and Cognition / [ed] Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow, Birgitta Englund Dimitrova, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018, p. 1-18Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
    Zurich university of applied sciences, Switzerland.
    Hubscher-Davidson, Séverine
    Aston university, UK.
    Norberg, Ulf
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Introduction2015In: Describing cognitive processes in translation: Acts and Events / [ed] Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow, Birgitta Englund Dimitrova, Séverine Hubscher-Davidson, Ulf Norberg, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015, p. 1-5Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Tiselius, Elisabet
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Cognitive aspects of community interpreting: Toward a process model2016In: Reembedding Translation Process Research / [ed] Ricardo Muñoz Martín, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016, p. 195-214Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses cognitive aspects of professional community interpreting. We give an overview of earlier research into community interpreting, arguing that cognitive aspects have largely been neglected. We propose that in building a model of the mental processes of the community interpreter, different kinds of monitoring are a crucial and pervasive component. Monitoring contributes to and enables the double function of the interpreter: translating and managing the interaction of the interpreted encounter. We furthermore stress the importance of the notion of professional self-concept for explaining the interpreter’s decision-making and exemplify this by analyzing turn-taking in two Swedish-Spanish interpreted encounters.

  • 37.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Tiselius, Elisabet
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Retrospection in interpreting and translation: explaining the process?2014In: Monografías de Traducción e Interpretación MonTi Special Issue (ed. R. Muñoz Martín), ISSN 1889-4178, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 177-200Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For studying the processes involved in translation and in interpreting, retrospection is one of the few research methods equally suitable for both areas. At the first workshop on research methods in process-oriented research, in Graz in 2009, we presented the results of a pilot study of retrospection as a research method, published as Englund Dimitrova and Tiselius (2009). The study involved data from two groups (15 years of professional experience vs. no professional experience), each with 3+3 subjects (interpreter subjects vs. translator subjects, all with Swedish as their L1). The source text was a 10-minute plenary speech in English from the European Parliament, interpreted simultaneously into Swedish. For the translation data, the translator subjects translated the original European Parliament transcript of the speech, 1,093 words, writing in Translog. After the task, subjects did immediate retrospection. The first analysis of the data indicated that a challenge when using retrospection is that subjects tend to report having forgotten about some of their processes.

     

    In this paper we report an analysis of the process data in relation to the retrospective protocols. Our focus is on reported problems and the occurrences of problem indicators in the process. It was found that most reported problems are confirmed by the presence of problem indicators in the process. However, the majority of problem indicators found in the process do not correspond to any reported problem. Hence, the subjects’ problem reports can only explain a limited number of the potential problems in the process. The need for further research into retrospection as a research method in Translation Studies is pointed out.

  • 38.
    Englund Dimitrova, Birgitta
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Wadensjö, Cecilia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    On Common Ground? The Swedish Experience with University Education of Interpreter Teachers2013In: Training the Trainers: Nordic Seminar on InterpreterEducation: Utbildningen av utbildare: Nordiskt möte om tolkutbildning / [ed] Cecilia Wadensjö, Stockholm: Tolk- och översättarinstitutet, Stockholms universitet , 2013, p. 67-83Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports on participants’ experiences with a university-level course for teachers of interpreting, given three times at Stockholm University, Sweden. An important purpose of the course was to provide a collaborative learning environment and to support and promote a feeling of common ground between educators working within various branches of interpreting. Drawing primarily upon a focus group interview and on students’ written evaluations, we have indications that the course did promote a sense of similarity between students across traditional borders. Also, an interesting difference between spoken-language interpreting educators and sign-language interpreting educators emerged. Educators with experiences from the first category of courses seemed to be much oriented towards preparing the students for a final exam, similar to the national certification test (basically, a teacher assessed proficiency test), whereas those working in sign-language- interpreting courses seemed to be more oriented to more frequent and other types of assessments of student performance (self-, peer and teacher assessments). Finally, the course seems to have provided a network for informal collaboration between interpreter educators that stayed intact over time.

  • 39.
    Engström, Elin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Från Mister Yummy till Herr Mums: Översättning med kommentar: bildspråk i en novell av Stephen King2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study deals with the translation of a short story written by Stephen King. Prerequisites for the selected translation principle were polysystem theory, descriptive translation studies, intended audience, and the result of a style analysis of the source text in which an abundance of imagery was clear. An analysis of the imagery in the target text found that a predominantly adequacy-oriented translation strategy was used and that Stephen King's status in the target culture can be viewed as high rather than low. Problems during the translation process were mainly associated with the translation of imagery.

  • 40.
    Eriksson, Ingrid
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Retaining or losing the conceptual metaphor: A study on institutional translation of metaphors in political discourse from English into Swedish and Spanish2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The translation of metaphors has been analyzed and discussed for several decades, but there are not many multilingual studies that examine how metaphors are translated. The present study takes a cognitive approach to metaphor and investigates how translators at the European Commission handle metaphorical expressions and the underlying conceptual metaphors in political discourse. The source text is the English language version of the policy document A European Agenda on Migration, and the Swedish and Spanish language versions of it are included as target texts. The study identifies the conceptual metaphors that conceptualize migration and other topics that are closely related to the European migrant and refugee crisis of 2015 and the translation procedures that are used. A total of six translation procedures were found in the target texts, and the most used procedure in the Spanish target text was to retain both the conceptual metaphor and the metaphorical expression, whereas the most used procedure in the Swedish target text was to replace the metaphorical expression with a completely different one and thereby using a different conceptual metaphor. The parallel analysis of all three language versions also revealed that non-metaphorical expressions in the source text were occasionally replaced with metaphorical expressions in the target texts, which proves that adding a conceptual metaphor is one of many translation procedures. The most frequently used source domains in the source text, i.e. water, enemy and applied force, were transferred to both target texts. Some source domains were eventually lost, but a couple of new ones, such as disease and weight, were added instead.

  • 41.
    Fröderberg Shaiek, Christopher
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Copy of a Copy?: Indirect Translations from Bengali into Swedish Translated via English2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates indirect translations translated from Bengali source texts to Swedish target texts via English intermediary texts by comparing Pedersen’s (2011) Extralinguistic Cultural References in coupled pairs from all three languages. The purpose of this study is to examine how indirect translations differ from direct translations and to discern whether there are specific translation strategies that translators use when transferring Extralinguistic Cultural References (ECRs) from a third language. The results were analyzed with a perspective based on translation norms, previous research into indirect translation, and the concept of foreignization/domestication in mind. The results show that an indirect translation can be closer to the original source text than the intermediary text it was based on in the first place. This was demonstrated with the Swedish TTs displaying more source-oriented transfer strategies compared to the English ITs, which displayed a higher amount of target-oriented strategies used by the translators. An unexpected finding was noted in the analysis material, namely that misunderstandings or deviations present in the ITs were not necessarily transferred to the TTs, which goes against previous research into indirect translations (cf. Dollerup 2000; Tegelberg 2011; Ringmar 2016). This supports similar results as found in Adler (2016) and Hekkanen (2014). In conclusion, the results suggest that the tendency of high-prestige literature resulting in adequate translations would be stronger than the tendency of indirect translations resulting in acceptable translations in the context of the Swedish target system. The source-oriented strategies in the TTs could also be seen as resistancy to target norms by the translators to create foreignizing translations.

  • 42.
    Gavel, Vanda
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Hen har skådespelare på munnen!: En studie av munbilder i spontant och tolkat teckenspråk2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a comparative study of sign language interpreter’s use of mouthings borrowed from a spoken language. Based on the knowledge that linguistic features from the source language often transfer into the target language, the idea that the mouth movement of the interpreter might be affected when interpreting from a Swedish source, compared to spontaneous language production, was explored. Data was collected in a situation constructed specifically for this study, with two informants, both L2- speakers of sign language. They produced two sign language texts each, one spontaneous and one interpreted. The texts were analysed using software tool ELAN, to compare the amount of mouthings. Based on the results of this study, no general tendencies towards a higher usage of mouthings in interpreted texts compared to spontaneous texts were discovered. However, the informants’ use of mouthings were found to be not entirely idiomatic. 

  • 43. Gossas, Carina
    et al.
    Axelsson, Marcus
    Norberg, Ulf
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Van Meerbergen, Sara
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    En katts resa: Pettson och Findus på norska, tyska, nederlänska, franska och spanska2015In: Översättning för en ny generation: Nordisk barn- och ungdomslitteratur på export / [ed] Valérie Alfvén, Hugues Engel, Charlotte Lindgren, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2015, p. 61-71Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    I den här studien jämförs översättningar av två av Sven Nordqvists bilderböcker om gubben Pettson och katten Findus till tre germanska språk (norska, tyska, nederländska) och två latinska språk (franska och spanska). Syftet med studien är att undersöka vilka tendenser i översättningspraktiken som varit gällande i fem olika språkområden med olika kulturellt och språkligt avstånd från det svenska originalet. I studien diskuteras utgivningsstatistik, måltexternas yttre utformning och dessutom görs en analys av översättning av namn samt uttryck för ljud och rörelse. Studien visar att de germanskspråkiga översättningarna är mer källtextnära än de romanskspråkiga och att de franska är de som avlägsnar sig längst från källtexten.

  • 44.
    Gossas, Carina
    et al.
    Högskolan Dalarna.
    Norberg, Ulf
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Translating non-standard forms of reported discourse in children’s books: Den tredje grottans hemlighet by Swedish author P. O. Enquist in French and German as a case in point2014In: Trans Revista de traductología, ISSN 1137-2311, no 18, p. 85-105Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The imitation of character voices and the relationship between narrator and characters are known to be fruitful domains for authors’ creativity and expressivity and thus constitute an intriguing translation problem that lacks clear solutions. In this study, we examine the translating of non-standard forms of reported discourse as distinct representations of voices in the French and German translations of the second children’s book by the Swedish author P.O. Enquist Den tredje grottans hemlighet, 2010 ("The Secret of the Third Cave"). We set out to analyze the translations of two stylistic features of this text: the use of hybrid forms of direct and indirect speech and the use of italics to mark a cited discourse.

  • 45. Granhagen Jungner, Johanna
    et al.
    Tiselius, Elisabet
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
    Blomgren, Klas
    Lützén, Kim
    Pergert, Pernilla
    The interpreter's voice: Carrying the bilingual conversation in interpreter-mediated consultations in pediatric oncology care2019In: Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN 0738-3991, E-ISSN 1873-5134, Vol. 102, no 4, p. 656-662Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: The objective of this study was to explore interpreters' perceived strategies in the interaction in interpreter-mediated consultations between healthcare personnel and patients/families with limited Swedish proficiency in pediatric oncology care. Methods: This study had an inductive approach using an exploratory qualitative design. A total of eleven semi-structured interviews were performed with interpreters who had experience interpreting in pediatric oncology care. Results: The interpreters' perceived strategies were divided into four generic categories; strategies for maintaining a professional role, strategies for facilitating communication, strategies for promoting collaboration, and strategies for improving the framework of interpreting provision. These four generic categories were then merged into the single main category of carrying the bilingual conversation. Conclusions: The interpreters stretch their discretionary power in order to carry the bilingual conversation by using strategies clearly outside of their assignment. Practical implications: The study contributes to the understanding of the interpreter-mediated consultation in pediatric oncology care, and this can be used to improve the care of patients and families in pediatric oncology care with limited knowledge of a country's majority language.

  • 46. Granhagen Jungner, Johanna
    et al.
    Tiselius, Elisabet
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Lützén, Kim
    Blomgren, Klas
    Pergert, Pernilla
    Creating a Meeting Point of Understanding: Interpreters' Experiences in Swedish Childhood Cancer Care2016In: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1043-4542, E-ISSN 1532-8457, Vol. 33, no 2, p. 137-145Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: Children and families with a foreign background and limited Swedish proficiency have to communicate through interpreters in childhood cancer care centers in Sweden. Interpreter-mediated events deal with many difficulties that potentially hinder the transfer of information. The purpose of our study was to explore interpreters' experiences of interpreting between health care staff and limited Swedish proficiency patients/families in childhood cancer care.

    DESIGN: Using purposive samples, we interviewed 11 interpreters individually. The interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis.

    FINDINGS: Analyses of the data resulted in the main theme of creating a meeting point of understanding, constructed from 3 subthemes: balancing between cultures, bridging the gaps of knowledge, and balancing between compassion and professionalism.

    DISCUSSION: Our result shows that in order to create a sustainable meeting point of understanding, it is necessary to explain both the context and cultural differences. These results suggest that the responsibility for information transfer lies with both the health care profession and the interpreters. Tools have to be developed for both parties to contribute to creating the meeting point of understanding.

  • 47. Granhagen Jungner, Johanna
    et al.
    Tiselius, Elisabet
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
    Wenemark, Marika
    Blomgren, Klas
    Lützén, Kim
    Pergert, Pernilla
    Development and evaluation of the Communication over Language Barriers questionnaire (CoLB-q) in paediatric healthcare2018In: Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN 0738-3991, E-ISSN 1873-5134, Vol. 101, no 9, p. 1661-1668Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: To develop a valid and reliable questionnaire addressing the experiences of healthcare personnel of communicating over language barriers and using interpreters in paediatric healthcare. Methods: A multiple- methods approach to develop and evaluate the questionnaire, including focus groups, cognitive interviews, a pilot test and test-retest. The methods were chosen in accordance with questionnaire development methodology to ensure validity and reliability. Results: The development procedure showed that the issues identified were highly relevant to paediatric healthcare personnel and resulted in a valid and reliable Communication over Language Barriers questionnaire (CoLB-q) with 27 questions. Conclusion: The CoLB-q is perceived as relevant, important and easy to respond to by respondents and has satisfactory validity and reliability.& nbsp; Practice implications: The CoLB-q can be used to map how healthcare personnel overcome language barriers through communication tools and to identify problems encountered in paediatric healthcare. Furthermore, the transparently described process could be used as a guide for developing similar questionnaires.

  • 48. Greenall, Annjo K.
    et al.
    Alvstad, Cecilia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Jansen, Hanne
    Taivalkoski-Shilov, Kristiina
    Introduction: voice, ethics and translation2019In: Perspectives: studies in translatology, ISSN 0907-676X, E-ISSN 1747-6623, Vol. 27, no 5, p. 639-647Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although previous research on ethics demonstrates growing awareness that many agents or subjectivities besides translators and interpreters are involved in translation and interpreting processes, the consequences of this multiplicity for thinking about ethics in translation still lacks focused attention. In this introduction, we show how this special issue, titled Voice, Ethics and Translation, reduces this gap by highlighting the concept of voice and the idea that the world of translating and interpreting consists of many voices ‘having a say’. This carries with it the potential for negotiation, conflict and dissent regarding what constitutes good and bad translation and interpreting practice. The nine contributions discuss questions such as whose voices are involved in ethical negotiations, what is the nature of these negotiations, who has more power to have their voices heard, and whether translators and interpreters should be given more trust and responsibility. As evinced by these various contributions, a consensus seems to be emerging to the effect that rather than blindly following outside authorities in ethical matters, translators and interpreters need to be encouraged to independently reflect on a variety of voices on ethics and be actively conscientious and responsible in actual translation and interpreting situations.

  • 49.
    Grenbäck, Helen
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    En skola med två språk: Elevers upplevelse av tvåspråkig tolkad undervisning i specialskolan2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines pupils who use sign language and their experience of bilingual education where there are instances of interpreted interaction. This is a qualitative study in which a total of 14 pupils from two different schools for the Deaf have participated in semi-structured group interviews. The results shows that teachers, assistants and pupils interpret in the school. Trained interpreters are rarely used in the education. Another thing that emerges is that the results between the schools differ; at one school, pupils are satisfied and believe that teachers’ have good language skills, at the other, pupils are less satisfied and believe that teachers’ language skills lack. In addition, the pupils believe that it is beneficial when a teacher interpret, because they know the teacher, but emphasize that it often results in information loss. The pupils consider trained interpreters to be a quality assurance. Furthermore, the results show that the majority of pupils are critical of that the school for the Deaf should have need for interpreted teaching, because the teachers would instead have sufficient language skills. A conclusion has been reached that it is inappropriate that pupils have interpreted their own teaching and that it is something that should not occur, and that it would be of interest with more complementary studies in the area, e.g. a comparative analysis of the school for the Deaf and another bilingual school to see if interpreting occurs at that school.

  • 50.
    Hagander, Sara
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies.
    Surf and turf, builder’s mug och Jaffa cakes: Översättningsstrategier vid svensk undertextning av kulturspecifika referenser i anglofona matlagningsprogram2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Food, language and culture are closely linked and cooking shows are peppered with culturally specific references. Culturally specific references are defined as “any reference to a cultural entity which, due to its distance from the target culture, is characterized by a sufficient degree of opacity for the target reader to constitute a problem” (Mailhac in Ranzato 2015:54) and can be things such as measurements (pints), brands (Tabasco), and dishes (surf and turf) to name a few. This study focuses on the translation of culture specific references in cooking shows. Since most of the cooking shows translated into Swedish are in English, the material for this study consists of 21 cooking shows in English and their Swedish translations. This study will look at the shows 3 good things, Save with Jamie, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, Kitchen Hero and The Great British Bake off. By constructing a corpus and analyzing the culturally specific references, the norms regarding translation strategies for the translation of culturally specific references in cooking shows have been mapped out, and compared to the results of a well known study on primetime TV by Pedersen (2011). These were categorized in accordance with Pedersen’s taxonomy (2011:76). The results showed that the norms were very similar to those of primetime TV, with the exception of some domain-specific norms. Language influences how we see the world. Thus, the way culturally specific references are translated from one culture into another is important because it affects how cultures are viewed and interpreted, at least within the food community. 

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