Institutional Memory and Translating at the DGT

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This paper aims to explore notions of memory with a focus on ‘institutional memory’, and to illustrate how such concepts can be useful in the study of translation in relevant contexts. Following an explanation of the theoretical framework a case study is presented. The case study considers documentary data concerning the Directorate General for Translation (DGT) of the European Commission, and focuses particularly on data from a set of interviews of fourteen in-house translators undertaken by the researcher at the DGT in January 2013. The article will be of interest to Translation Studies researchers who would like to investigate a Memory Studies approach to translation, and also to those interested in translators’ perspectives on translation activity at the DGT.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Issue number1
Early online date1 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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