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Biographical methods and professional practiceAn international perspective$
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Prue Chamberlayne

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344939

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.001.0001

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Ghost writers: using biographical methods across languages

Ghost writers: using biographical methods across languages

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Biographical methods and professional practice

Bogusia Temple

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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

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