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Localisation Focus–The International Journal of Localisation provides a forum for localisation professionals and researchers to discuss and present their localisation-related work, covering all aspects of this multi-disciplinary field, including software engineering and HCI, tools and technology development, cultural aspects, translation studies, human language technologies (including machine and machine assisted translation), project management, workflow and process automation, education and training, and details of new developments in the localisation industry. Proposed contributions are peer-reviewed thereby ensuring a high standard of published material. Localisation Focus–The International Journal of Localisation is distributed worldwide to libraries and localisation professionals, including engineers, managers, trainers, linguists, researchers and students. Indexed on a number of databases, this journal affords contributors increased recognition for their work. Localisation-related articles, book reviews, perspectives, insights and correspondence are all welcome.

Conceptualising the future of translation with localisation

Volume 4 Issue 3
(2005)

 

Author: Minako O'Hagan

Abstract:

The widespread use of electronic communications modes for international exchanges is making localisation relevant to the emerging need for new language support. Indeed, the recent demand for enabling Web sites in multilingual versions has established localisation as integral to the modern translation business. As a consequence, conventional translation is being increasingly replaced by what the author terms teletranslation as the means to enable translation-mediated communication (TMC) in electronic modes. This paper explores how elements of localisation practice are providing the basic building blocks of teletranslation. The author therefore maintains that localisation provides insights into the future of translation.

Keywords: localisation of websites, genre, hypertext structure, web site comparative studies

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