Ethics Of Translators

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Questions to be answered after watching Anthony Pym's talk at the conference Profession, Identity and Status , Translators and Interpreters as an Occupational Group (March 15/19/09, Tel Aviv University & Bar Ilan University)On the ethics of translators' interventions 1 http://www. Youtube. Com/user/AnthonyPym#p/a/u/0/8QpDfVC0Di0


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is the issue of ethics a key element?
    • A. 

      Because three speakers mentioned it beforehand.

    • B. 

      Because it is essential for the formation of the profession, it gives identity to its practitioners.

    • C. 

      Because it relates to work conditions and can exclude people from the profession.

  • 2. 
    The question of ethics in most professions concerns many things, such as ___________, ______________.
  • 3. 
    The question of ethics in translating and interpreting in particular concerns first ....
  • 4. 
    Why is trust an important element in the interpreting/translating interactions?
    • A. 

      Because we always trust someone with a higher technical knowledge.

    • B. 

      The intermediary (translator or interpreter) must be trusted by the other two parties to be doing a good job, because the third parties haven't got control over the interpreter/translator's performance.

    • C. 

      It happens with all professions

  • 5. 
    Intervention is a very problematic term in relation to _______.
  • 6. 
    Most profesions should be ______, ________ and not intervene.
  • 7. 
    The code of ethics says translators must not intervene in the text, they must stick to the principles of neutrality , fidelity and equivalence. Pym gives examples of active intervention, not always made consciously, but in the pursuit of a better more creative accessible translation. What are thee examples?.
  • 8. 
    Can intervention be ethical? Pym answers this question with examples. What does he say about translating the word normalisation in the context of The Road to Peace talks.