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Communities of practice and translation: An introduction

Cadwell, Patrick; Federici, Federico; O'Brien, Sharon; (2022) Communities of practice and translation: An introduction. JoSTrans : the Journal of Specialised Translation (37) Green open access

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Abstract

A community of practice is a concept that can be used to examine how groups of people share knowledge and learn. Researchers in Translation and Interpreting Studies have found value in the concept to study translator and interpreter education and to research knowledge sharing and collaboration among networks of professional translators, fansubbers, translation activists, and public service interpreters and translators. Many of these previous studies examined how translators and interpreters (or those who saw themselves as translators and interpreters) learned by doing and formed communities around a shared practice. Our motivation for this special issue was to explore settings in which individuals who might not identify themselves as translators or interpreters share knowledge about translation or interpreting. We use this introductory article to expand on this motivation, outline fundamental ideas related to communities of practice, summarise each contribution to the issue, and suggest themes and future directions that can be derived from the research presented.

Type: Article
Title: Communities of practice and translation: An introduction
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.jostrans.org/issue37/art_cadwell.php
Language: English
Additional information: © JoSTrans, The Journal of Specialised Translation. This article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license which allows re-distribution and re-use of a licensed work on the condition that the original source is appropriately credited. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
Keywords: Communities of practice, translation, interpreting, themes, research.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS > Translation Studies
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10142650
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