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Translation Studies basic bibliography

Key references in Translation Studies

  • Angelelli, Claudia V. 2004. Revisiting the Interpreter’s Role: A Study of Conference, Court, and Medical Interpreters in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • Baker, Mona, and Gabriela Saldanha (eds). 2009. Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies. Second edition. London/New York: Routledge.
  • Bermann, Sandra, and Catherine Porter (eds). 2014. A Companion to Translation Studies. Malden/Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Gambier, Yves, and Luc van Doorslaer (eds). 2010-2013. Handbook of Translation Studies. 4 vols. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Online at
  • Guidère, Mathieu. 2010. Introduction à la traductologie. Penser la traduction: hier, aujourd’hui, demain. 2e édition. Bruxelles: De Bouck.
  • Hermans, Theo. 2014 (1999). Translation in Systems. Descriptive and System-oriented Approaches Explained. Abingdon/New York: Routledge.
  • Malmkjær, Kirsten, and Kevin Windle (eds). 2011. The Oxford Handbook of Translation Studies.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Munday, Jeremy. 2012. Introducing Translation Studies. Theories and Applications. Third edition. Abingdon/New York: Routledge.
  • Pym, Anthony. 2014. Exploring Translation Theories. Second edition. London/New York: Routledge.
  • Pöchhacker, Franz. 2004. Introducing Interpreting Studies. London/New York:        Routledge.
  • Saldanha, Gabriela, and Sharon O’Brien. 2013. Research Methodologies in Translation Studies. Manchester: St Jerome.
  • Toury, Gideon. 2012. Descriptive Translation Studies and Beyond. Revised edition. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • Venuti, Lawrence (ed.). 2012. The Translation Studies Reader. Third edition. London/New York: Routledge.
  • Williams, Jenny, and Andrew Chesterman. 2011. The Map: A Beginner’s Guide to Doing Research in Translation Studies. Fifth edition. Manchester: St Jerome.


Leading journals in the field


  • Across Languages and Cultures (Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó)
  • JoSTrans - The Journal of Specialised Translation

  • Meta : journal des traducteurs / Meta: translators’ journal (Presses de l’Université de Montréal)
  • Perspectives (London: Routledge)
  • Target (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins)
  • The translator (London: Routledge)
  • Translation and Interpreting Studies (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins)
  • Translation studies (London: Routledge)


Bibliographical resources

  • BITRA. Bibliography of Interpreting and Translation, ed. by Javier Franco (University of Alicante)
  • Translation Studies Bibliography (TSB), ed. by Yves Gambier and Luc van Doorslaer  (Amsterdam: John Benjamins)
  • (the former Translation Studies Abstracts (Manchester) do not exist as such anymore; that database is now integrated in the TSB)