The status of the translation profession in the European Union : final report

Anthony PYM, François GRIN, Claudio SFREDDO, Andy L. J. CHAN

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This report is a study of the mechanisms by which the status of translators is signalled in the European Union in 2011-12, with comparisons with the United States, Canada and Australia. The report is based on previous surveys and input from some 100 experts and informants. It offers sociological and economic modelling of the way signalling mechanisms affect markets in this field, with specific reference to academic qualifications, professional certifications, membership of associations and years of experience. The report proposes criteria for actions that might be taken to enhance the signalling of status.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherEuropean Commission
Number of pages172
ISBN (Print)9789279250217
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This report was funded by the European Commision's Directorate-General for Translation. It nevertheless reflects the views of the authors only, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for the nature of use if the information contained herein.


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