(Română) À TABLE AVEC ROMAIN GARY LE PLAISIR DES SENS ENTRE HUMOUR ET HUMEURS

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

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RESHAPING NEWS AND IDENTITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBALIZATION

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

In a world marked by globalization, speed and technology, (journalist-) translators are indispensable mediators on a scene marked by conflict and inequalities of power. News translation remains an area of study generally neglected by both translation studies and media studies although translation facilitates the access of different culture communities to “varieties of understanding” and, implicitly, to “multiple modernities” (cf. Michael Cronin). This paper purports to examine how news agencies influence the way in which international news is rewritten and reorganized according to the needs and expectations of the home readers, with examples from the national and international press.


CULTURAL IDENTITY AND TRADITION IN TRANSLATION

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

In the broad field of Cultural Studies, there has been a growing interest in the interrelationship between culture and identity. It is an established fact that, in the era of globalization and secularization, when people are assaulted by anti-traditional ideologies, the traditional values seem to be eroded. Translation as an act of cross-cultural communication attempts to establish, on the one hand, mediation between the traditional values of each culture and, a bond between the cultures involved, on the other hand. The translator must be faithful to the tradition from which he translates, to the language into which he translates and …


MEDIA DISCOURSE AND ITS ROLE IN CULTURE DISSEMINATION AND OFFICIAL LANGUAGE USAGE

Posted On Oct 18 2011 by

Television, a modern hypostasis of mass-media’s, through some of its concrete manifestations: entertainment programmes, reality shows, talk shows, game shows, even news broadcasts and documentaries, displays a generous array of discourses – from discourses concerning cultural or political life to economic, commercial, crisis, unemployment, crime and violence, racism, gender, and so on, discourses. According to their specificity, such television programmes cope with or break the social conventions, the rules of professional deontology, the interlocutor’s / the interviewee’s wishes, the audience’s expectations. The topic and the purpose they are looking for (along with some other contextual factors) determine the cultural level …


INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION AS AN ARGUMENTATIVE ACTIVITY TYPE

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

The paper discusses mediation as one of the various activity types of argumentative practice, brought into view by van Eemeren and Houtlosser (2005). The mediator’s behaviour is determined by the context and circumstances of the dispute, that is, by the type of argumentative activity he is engaged in. It is considered that in mediation there are no fixed sets of rules and strategies, universally applicable to any environment or dispute, as mediation is viewed as a weakly institutionalised activity. Still, international mediation, as it unfolds between powerful representatives of states, and deals with cultural values, can be considered somewhere in …