Information, certification and data gathering in translation
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“Signalling” and “asymmetric information” The various signals of status will be modelled here in terms of sociology, information economics, education economics, and labour economics. “Asymmetric information” describes the situation in which one party (the principal) has more or better information … Read More

Methodological issues for the status of translators
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The signalling of qualifications can be seen in the following recent developments, cited here as mere examples: – The Global Translation Institute (http://translationinstitute.org. Accessed November 2011) is managed by Adriana Tassini from an office in Portland, Oregon (although it seems … Read More

The status of the translation profession in the European Union
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The status of translators is not to be confused with how well anyone translates. It concerns the perception of a translator’s value – what people think a particular translator can do, and how well or badly the translator is assumed … Read More