Perspectives on Translation and Interpretation in Cameroon
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Perspectives on Translation and Interpretation in Cameroon

Emmanuel N. Chia, Joseph Suh, Alexandre Ndeffo Tene

Perspectives on Translation and Interpretation in Cameroon is the first volume of a book series of the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI) of the University of Buea. It opens a window into the wide dynamic and interesting area of translation and interpretation in a multilingual Cameroon that had on the eve of independence and unification opted for official bilingualism in French and English. The book comprises contributions from scholars of translation in the broad area of translation, comprising: the concept of translation and its pedagogy, the history of translation and, the state of the art of translation as a discipline, profession and practice. The book also focuses on acquisition of translation competences through training, and chronicles the history of translation in Cameroon through the contributions of both Cameroonian and European actors from the German through the French and English colonial periods to the postcolonial present in their minutia. Rich, original and comprehensive, the book is a timely and invaluable contribution to the growing community of translators and interpreters in Africa and globally.

ISBN 9789956558445 | 180 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2009 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

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About the Authors

Emmanuel N. Chia

Emmanuel N. Chia is a Professor of Linguistics. Formerly at the University of Yaounde, he is now Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Cooperation at the University of Buea, Cameroon.

Joseph Suh

Dr Joseph C. Suh is Associate Professor of Translation Studies, Terminology and Comparative Stylistics at the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI) of the University of Buea, Cameroon.

Alexandre Ndeffo Tene

Alexandre Ndeffo Tene holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and is Senior Lecturer in Translation at the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI) of the University of Buea, Cameroon.

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