class notes 8 - THE NATURE OF THE TRANSLATION INDUSTRY 1....

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THE NATURE OF THE TRANSLATION INDUSTRY 1. EVOLUTION: FROM CRAFT TO INDUSTRY [EVOLUTION] ANCIENT WORLD (Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh, Rosetta Stone, etc.) INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION EXPLOSION OF TRANSLATION INDUSTRY FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR INFORMATION AGE [SOME FIGURES – EU TRANSLATION CENTRE] [SOME FIGURES – MARKET] Difficulties to identify exact number of practising translators Common sense advisory report (30/06/2008) estimated that there were about 700,000 ‘professional translators’ worldwide (plus many more ‘accidental translators’) [ http://globalwatchtower.com/2008/06/20/top-25-revenue-08] [SOME FIGURES – MARKET] TRANSLATION IS A GLOBAL INDUSTRY !!! MARKERS OF INDUSTRIALISATION -The volumes for translation have been massified -Industrial methods, procedures and work organisations are being developed -Specific tools and technologies are being developed and implemented -Translation companies and agencies are developing fast -Concentration and capitalisations increase rapidly
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course SMLM 143 taught by Professor Olgacastro during the Spring '11 term at University of Exeter.

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