Of Gatekeepers and Go-Betweens – Testing Hypotheses on Interpreters in History


Translation and Interpreting Studies can provide insight in studies in history on language situations. In this paper two metaphors for interpreting situations, “go-betweens” and “gatekeepers”, are examined and tested for fit on the case study of military interpreters during the First World War.

Aug 25, 2010
KU Leuven
Franziska Heimburger
Franziska Heimburger
Senior Lecturer in British History

My research interests include 19th and 20th century cultural history of military conflicts and language policy in military coalitions.