Perspectives on Translation and Interpretation in Cameroon

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Emmanuel N. Chia, Emmanuel Chia, Joseph Che Suh, Alexandre Ndeffo Tene
African Books Collective, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 169 pages
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Perspectives on Translation and Interpretation in Cameroon is the first volume of a book series of the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI) of the University of Buea. It opens a window into the wide dynamic and interesting area of translation and interpretation in a multilingual Cameroon that had on the eve of independence and unification opted for official bilingualism in French and English. The book comprises contributions from scholars of translation in the broad area of translation, comprising: the concept of translation and its pedagogy, the history of translation and, the state of the art of translation as a discipline, profession and practice. The book also focuses on acquisition of translation competences through training, and chronicles the history of translation in Cameroon through the contributions of both Cameroonian and European actors from the German through the French and English colonial periods to the postcolonial present in their minutia. Rich, original and comprehensive, the book is a timely and invaluable contribution to the growing community of translators and interpreters in Africa and globally.
 

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Contents

Translation as Method Discipline and Profession
9
Traduction pédagogique et traduction professionnelle
21
Histoire de la traduction et de linterprétation en pays beti
35
A History of Translation and Interpretation in the Littoral
47
La pratique de la traduction et de linterprétation dans
59
Le paysage théâtral camerounais et les enjeux
71
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About the author (2009)

Emmanuel N. Chia is Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI) of the University of Buea, Cameroon. Dr Joseph C Suh is Associate Professor of Translation Studies, Terminology and Comparative Stylistics at ASTI. Alexandre Ndeffo Tene holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and is Senior Lecturer in Translation at the same institution.

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