Crossing Barriers & Bridging Cultures
Edited by: Arturo Tosi
This text presents translators from different linguistic backgrounds discussing multilingual translation in the European Union. All articles stress the political dimension of multilingualism, and the professional role of the translator as communicator, on which much of the credibility of a union "speaking with one voice in many languages" will ultimately depend.
Arturo Tosi was born and raised in Italy but has taught in British universities for many years. He has researched extensively into sociolinguistics, contact-linguistics, translation, multilingualism, language education and language policies in Europe. He has also published widely in the fields of bilingualism and bilingual education. He is Professor of Italian at Royal Holloway, University of London and is Visiting Professor of Sociolinguistics in Italy at the Universita' degli Studi di Siena.