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Sociological Approaches to Translation

  1. Gisella M. Vorderobermeier

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1091

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Vorderobermeier, G. M. 2012. Sociological Approaches to Translation. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


An initial indication to the potential significance of a future “translation sociology” or “socio-translation studies” can be dated to a seminal lecture delivered by James S. Holmes in 1972, to which translation studies also owes its name (see Holmes, 1988/1972).


  • globalization;
  • ideology;
  • interpretation;
  • translation