Translations| Rapid and Radical Changes in Translation and Translation Studies

Yves Gambier


This article describes the changes in the field of translation by referring to practices such as localization, amateur translation, audiovisual translation, and news translation. The changes are enhanced by computing, information, and communication technologies. Therefore, two paradigms are evolving, and they justify, to some degree, the current multiplication of labels created for translation. On one hand, the paradigm of equivalence has been replaced by the paradigm of the cultural turn. And the shift exists concurrently with the change of the platforms and media through which all the activities of translation are carried out—from the printed book paradigm to the digital paradigm.


audiovisual translation, cultural turn, digital paradigm, equivalence, information and communication technology, localization, translating newsadigm; equivalence; ICT; localization; translating news

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