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The Conversion Of Asylum Applicants' Narratives Into Legal Discourses In The UK And France

A Comparative Study Of Problems Of Cultural Translation

This project, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, has the primary objective of comparing processes of cultural translation involved in writing down and re-presenting South Asian and other asylum applicants' narratives of persecution by their legal representatives in the UK and France. The focus is primarily on how these narratives are structured into legally-acceptable forms of discourse. The research also involves analysing the wider structural contexts in both countries, including the impact of recent legislation; relationships between NGOs and the state; and inter-NGO cooperation. £250,000 over two years. E-mail: A.Good@ed.ac.uk

Damaged fishing boat, Telwatte, July 2005