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Language Mediators and ICC
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Language Mediators and ICC provides an overview of the ways in which culture, power and identity, interact with translation and interpreting activities. The course explores the concept of culture as it is reflected both in and by intercultural interactions and considers the ways in which translating and interpreting practices can both draw cultures together and/or mark differences between them. We will explore issues of power and identity and see how they both frame and underlie interpreting and translation practices, ranging from what gets translated/interpreted, to the very language chosen to do so, and to the strategies employed by translators and interpreters, which are anything but “neutral.” Through self- and critical reflection, students will better recognize and understand the factors that contribute to intercultural communication in these settings and be better able to participate thoughtfully and successfully in multilingual interactions.


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ICCO 9534

All Sections in Spring 2022 - MIIS

Spring 2022 - MIIS

ICCO9534A-S22 Online (Jourdenais)