Andrew Chesterman

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Andrew Peter Clement Chesterman (born 1946, London, United Kingdom) is an English scholar based in Finland. He is best known for his work in Translation Studies and was Professor of Multilingual Communication at the University of Helsinki from 2002 to 2010.[1] Chesterman was CETRA Professor in 1999 (Catholic University of Leuven),[2] a member of the Executive Board of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST) from 1998 to 2004, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center of Translation Studies (University of Vienna) from 2007 to 2010.[3] He has been a member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters since 2005[4] and a Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland since 2008.[5]

Career[edit]

Chesterman studied Modern Languages at Selwyn College, Cambridge. Afterwards he studied Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, obtaining a Master of Letters in 1973, and was awarded a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Reading in 1988. In 1968, Chesterman moved to Finland and has been there ever since. He was mainly based at the University of Helsinki. In 2010, he retired from his professorship in Multilingual Communication at the University of Helsinki but is still active in Translation Studies.[6]

Works[edit]

  • On Definiteness. A Study with Special Reference to English and Finnish, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
  • Memes of Translation. The spread of ideas in translation theory, Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1997.
  • Contrastive Functional Analysis, Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1998.
  • Can Theory Help Translators?: A Dialogue Between the Ivory Tower and the Wordface, with Emma Wagner. Manchester: St Jerome Publishing, 2002.
  • The Map. A Beginners’ Guide to Doing Research in Translation Studies, with Emma Wagner. Manchester: St Jerome Publishing, 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Chesterman". Personal webpage at the University of Helsinki.
  2. ^ "CETRA Professorts". CETRA Summer School. University of Leuven.
  3. ^ "Wissenschaftlicher Beirat". Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft. Universität Wien. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. ^ "List of regular members" (PDF). Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Andrew Chesterman, humanist of the day 20.03". 375 Humanists. Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki.
  6. ^ "Andrew Chesterman, humanist of the day 20.03". 375 Humanists. Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki.

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