Investigating Translation Strategy in the News

  • Claire Scammell
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Translating and Interpreting book series (PTTI)


This chapter looks at the definition and use of ‘strategy’ within translation studies and sets out the book’s focus on the ‘local’ translation strategies used in global news reporting. It reviews the different methods available for investigating translation strategy and describes a tendency toward textual analysis in news translation research. The chapter then reviews the approaches researchers have taken to the analysis of translation in news texts and considers the applicability of the categorisations developed to analysing the ‘local’ translation strategies involved in agency news reporting. It closes by presenting the taxonomy borrowed from subtitling research (Pedersen 2005) and used in the following chapter to examine how and to what degree the translation strategies used in the Reuters corpus are ‘domesticating’ or ‘foreignising’.


Translation strategy News translation Textual analysis Methodology Journalism 


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  • Claire Scammell
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  1. 1.Freelance translator and editorStevenageUK

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