Translations| Babel and Globalization: Translating in the 21st Century — Introduction

Paolo Sigismondi


Translations have historically maintained an essential role in the diffusion of knowledge, culture, arts, and sciences across national and cultural borders. This article introduces the special section on translations, situating the analysis within the unfolding globalization phenomena that have fostered an international communication milieu in which English is increasingly the lingua franca in academic, economic, technological, and popular culture domains. This special section delves into the craft and challenges of translating in the 21st century, contributing to shed light on the work and vital role of translators and translations. It provides, at the intersection of diverse fields of academic inquiry and theoretical frameworks, a venue for scholarly contributions sharing an interest in translations and their relevance in the global communication landscape.


translation, communication studies, globalization

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