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Title: Translation policy in the media: A study of television programs in the province of Kurdistan
Authors: Haddadian Moghaddam, Esmaeil ×
Meylaerts, Reine #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Series Title: Translation Spaces vol:3 pages:71-98
Abstract: Although Persian is the official language in Iran, legal provisions are available for the use of minority languages in the media. Recent scholarship describes “Persianization” as the “building block” of language policy, overlooking the share of minority languages in official media. This paper examines the extent of this minority language provision in the television programs broadcasted by the state in Kurdistan. It illustrates the use of translation and bilingualism working side by side official monolingualism, calling into question the issue of “Persianization”. The article first describes the use of non-Persian languages in Iranian state media and shows their size vis-à-vis official Persian. Second, it examines the use of Kurdish and the weight of translation in television programs under study. In view of translational justice, the paper calls for a clear translation policy and more translation to be offered for programs broadcasted for Kurdish minorities to ensure equal access to media.
ISSN: 2211-3711
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Literature, Discourse and Identity, Leuven (-)
Translation and Intercultural Transfer, Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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