Conceptualising the future of translation with localisation

TitleConceptualising the future of translation with localisation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsO'Hagan, M
JournalLocalisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation
Keywordsgenre, hypertext structure, localisation of websites, web site comparative studies

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.

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