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The status of the translation profession in the European Union : final report
Staff Publications
  • Anthony PYM, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
  • François GRIN, Université de Genève
  • Claudio SFREDDO, Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale
  • Lung Jan, Andy CHAN, City University of Hong Kong
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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.

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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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Pym, A., Grin, F., Sfreddo, C., & Chan, A. L. J. (2012). The status of the translation profession in the European Union: Final report. Luxembourg: European Commission. doi: 10.2782/63429