Journal article

The professional backgrounds of translation scholars. Report on a survey

Esther Torres-Simón, Anthony Pym

Target International Journal of Translation Studies | John Benjamins Publishing Company | Published : 2016


A survey of 305 translation scholars shows that some 96 percent of them have translated or interpreted "on a regular basis," with translation/interpreting being or having been a main or secondary activity for 43 percent of the scholars. Translation scholars would also seem to be particularly mobile (71 percent have spent more than one year in a country other than their own) and come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds (33 percent were not engaged in translation and interpreting in their mid-twenties). These figures indicate that translation scholars not only have considerable practical experience of translation but also come from a wide range of occupational and cultural backg..

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