Crise sanitaire et la réorganisation des activités de traduction: le cas d’une agence parisienne


  • Monika Chwalczuk Université Paris Cité
  • Jean-Michel Benayoun Université Paris Cité



traduction et interprétation dans le secteur public, interprétation à distance, formation de traducteurs et d’interprètes, pandémie de COVID-19


The market for public service interpreting and translation (PSIT) is inevitably subject to constant fluctuation in demand for different languages, regulated by temporary migration trends. In recent years, this market made up of countless dialects and dissimilar contexts has been confronted with the unprecedented challenge of the global health crisis, demanding new capacities for adaptation.

How to relocate services, coordinate individual assignments, develop new translation skills and adapt to new professional requirements overnight? These are the questions facing language service companies whose mission consist of assisting migrants and people from migrant backgrounds in their relations with public services in France. Based on a specific case, we propose to identify trends that highlight the necessary reconfiguration of the needs/response pair in the associative field. We will analyse a corpus of data provided by the association ISM Interprétariat from two complementary perspectives: the evolution of the available service described in the 2019-2020 activity reports, and the comments of the organisation's representatives.


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