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Title: Interpreting and translation policy in Uk asylum applications
Author: Maltby, Matthew
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 4815
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis explores the interpreting and translation policies of two governmental agencies and two voluntary sector organisations active in the asylum application process in the UK. In order to reach a more informed understanding of the factors which come to bear on the articulation of social policy. It considers whether relationships emerge between discourses inherent to the institutional(ised) interpreting and translation policies and wider discourses of immigration, social in/exclusion and multiculturalism, as interpreting policy is potentially used to enforce specific ideologies. Bourdieusian sociological perspectives are utilised to establish a theoretical framework in which social agents position themselves in relation to each other, institutions, and discourse on the basis of habitus, field and capital. Critical Discourse Analysis methodology enables the institutional(ised) discourse that emerges from the policy texts to be linked at three separate, but intricately connected, levels. The policies are analysed to reveal the identities and relations between the agents involved in the interpreting service provision, how discourse if produced on the basis of these relationships and finally the relationship of these discourses to wider social and political discourses.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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