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Ghost writers: using biographical methods across languages

Bogusia Temple

in Biographical methods and professional practice

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9781861344939
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301554 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0013
Ghost writers: using biographical methods across languages

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This chapter discusses problems relating to the translation of interview data in research, pointing out that the positioning of the translator in the discourse should be made explicit. It uses the author's work with Polish communities to discuss the value of biographical methods in the politics of translation. Topics discussed in this chapter include: the universal and conditional translation; and the politics of translation.

Keywords: translation; interview data; translator; biographical methods; politics of translation; universal translation; conditional translation

Chapter.  4291 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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