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Document quality control in public administrations and international organisations

Document quality control in public administrations and international organisations

How do organisations actually produce high-quality texts? Drafting procedures in various (inter)national contexts — with recommendations and best practices.

[August 2013]

 

Translation and language learning

Translation and language learning

Can translation help to learn a foreign language at school? Findings about its usefulness — in primary, secondary and higher education.

[August 2013]

 

Language and translation in international law and EU law

Language and translation in international law and EU law

Answers some of the language-related questions that arise once law goes beyond national boundaries. Case studies: translation of product labels and patents.

 

 

Crowdsourcing translation

Crowdsourcing translation

Crowdsourcing is on the rise — also for translation. Insights about its potential, the risks and how it may transform translation practice (or the way it is perceived).

 

The status of the translation profession in the European Union

The status of the translation profession in the European Union

Analyses which mechanisms define a translator's status — offering a strong plea for strengthened certification systems.

 

 

Intercomprehension

Intercomprehension

Some languages (Italian & Spanish, Czech and Polish) are so close that speakers of one can understand the other to some degree. How to use this asset for a diverse European society?

 

Quantifying quality costs and the cost of poor quality in translation

Quantifying quality costs and the cost of poor quality in translation

Shows how quality efforts in public translation services can be measured — and that poor quality in translation comes at a cost.

 

Mapping best multilingual business practices in the EU

Mapping best multilingual business practices in the EU

Case studies and recommendations for improving multilingual business practices in an age where digital communication has erased national and linguistic boundaries.

 

Lingua Franca: Chimera or Reality?

Lingua Franca: Chimera or Reality?

Starting from a historical perspective, the paper looks into the pros and cons of a lingua franca.

 

Contribution de la traduction à la société multilingue dans l'Union européenne

Contribution de la traduction à la société multilingue dans l'Union européenne

Economic, cultural, legal and political dimensions of translation in the EU, and different countries' perceptions of translation.

 

Lawmaking in the EU multilingual environment

Lawmaking in the EU multilingual environment

On the role played by drafters, translators, editors and lawyer linguists in making laws in 23 languages. Includes case studies and comparisons with other multilingual systems.

 

Size of the language industry in the EU

Size of the language industry in the EU

A study on the rapid growth of the language industry, covering translation, interpreting, software localisation, website globalisation, language technology and related fields. Includes country factsheets.

 

Programme for quality management in translation

Programme for quality management in translationpdf(272 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Overview of measures taken by the European Commission's translation service to ensure sustained quality management in translation.

 

Web translation as a genre

Web translation as a genre

Why is translating for the web fundamentally different from translating legal texts? This study sheds some light on the work translators do for EUROPA — the EU's multilingual website.

 

La traduction à la Commission: 1958-2010

La traduction à la Commission: 1958-2010pdf(10.32 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link 

Some evidence why translation was crucial to the building of Europe — and how our translators help to make the European Union accessible to all.

 

Translating Europe Forum 2014

18-19 September, Brussels
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Translation Studies Day 2013

presenting & debating
our latest studies
Reportpdf(232 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Video file (24 October)
Programme "Translating Europe"pdf(75 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
 

2012

Video file 20-09

Video file 21-09

Programmepdf(132 kB) Choose translations of the previous link