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dc.contributor.authorEvans, Lisa-
dc.contributor.authorBaskerville, Rachel-
dc.contributor.authorNara, Katariina-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the implications of language translation in accounting. It draws on research on translation in other disciplines, and on insights from applied linguistics. It examines practical problems and solutions explored in other disciplines that we deem relevant to accounting. The paper also examines the ideological, cultural, legal, and political consequences of translation. We find that the ambiguity inherent in translation is, on the one hand, relevant for the translation of accounting principles and can contribute to accounting convergence. We show, on the other hand, that it has the potential to be exploited in ideologically or pragmatically motivated distortions in the implementation of accounting regulation. We further argue that the importance of translation in accounting is underestimated or disregarded, inter alia because it has limited effect on the culturally and economically most dominant stakeholders. We finally examine the implications of translation problems for less powerful stakeholders and smaller language communities.en_UK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell for Accounting Foundation, University of Sydney-
dc.relationEvans L, Baskerville R & Nara K (2015) Colliding Worlds: Issues Relating to Language Translation in Accounting and Some Lessons from Other Disciplines, Abacus, 51 (1), pp. 1-36.-
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Evans, L., Baskerville, R. and Nara, K. (2015), Colliding Worlds: Issues Relating to Language Translation in Accounting and Some Lessons from Other Disciplines. Abacus, 51:1–36. doi:10.1111/abac.12040, which has been published in final form at
dc.subjectAccounting regulationen_UK
dc.subjectOther disciplinesen_UK
dc.titleColliding Worlds: Issues Relating to Language Translation in Accounting and Some Lessons from Other Disciplinesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.type.statusPost-print (author final draft post-refereeing)-
dc.contributor.affiliationAccounting and Finance-
dc.contributor.affiliationVictoria University-
dc.contributor.affiliationAberystwyth University-
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