The interest in the translated word is growing. A fundamental contributor to the advancements in Študije prevajanja has been Meta: Journal des traducteurs / Translators’ Journal. The latest news in the translation world is that the issues of this journal have become available for free online.
Meta offers thousands of peer-reviewed academic papers
For those who have not come across it yet, Meta is an academic journal published by the University of Montréal and specialised in Prevod, Tolmačenje in Terminologija. Its papers are in Francoščina, Angleščina in Španščina, but there are plenty of language-specific issues featuring papers written in other languages. In line with the idea of translation being a bridge between languages and cultures, the name Meta comes from the ancient Greek μετα, which means “among, with, after”.
The archive of Meta offers more than 200 issues (with at least 10 papers per issue this means more than 2,000 papers) to peruse for the researchers in Linguistics and all those interested in Translation Studies. The themes of the issues can vary from translation and interpreting theory to specialised translation and the different types of interpreting, from translation and interpreting technologies to terminography and terminotics, and even from translation and interpreting teaching to the other fields of linguistics.
The first issue of Meta was published in 1955, the year it was founded by the Association canadienne des Traducteurs diplômés, while the oldest issue available online is from 1966. Meta is the oldest translation journal in the world and, consistently with its high standards of quality, it publishes only original papers, i.e. papers which have not been already published elsewhere, and peer-reviewed papers.
Make the most of this invaluable resource. Start reading for your next research idea on Meta!
Érudit. 2021. Meta – Érudit. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.erudit.org/fr/revues/meta/#journal-info-about. [Accessed 09 April 2021].
Meta- | Definition of Meta- by Merriam-Webster. 2021. Meta- | Definition of Meta- by Merriam-Webster. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meta-#etymology. [Accessed 09 April 2021].
Napisal jih je Maria Bruno, Schumanov pripravnik v enoti za usklajevanje terminologije. Magistrirala je iz prevajanja in diplomirala iz italijanskega jezika in književnosti. Izobražuje se iz spletnih strani in upravljanja družbenih medijev, pisanja vsebin in SEO. Trenutno študira na univerzi Diplôme iz Terminologije na Univerzi Savoie-Mont Blanc.