Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The case for Easy Italian : an empirical study on the impact of translators’ strategies on text comprehensibility
Authors: Carrer, Luisa
et. al: No
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 3rd Swiss Conference on Barrier-free Communication
Editors of the parent work: Jekat, Susanne Johanna
Steffen, Puhl
Lintner, Alexa
Pages: 141
Pages to: 150
Conference details: 3rd Swiss Conference on Barrier-free Communication (BfC 2020), Winterthur (online), 29 June - 4 July 2020
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Winterthur
Language: English
Subjects: Easy Language; Leichte Sprache Italienisch; Accessible Communication; Intellectual disability
Subject (DDC): 418.0087: Barrier-free communication
418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: Easy Language is an essential instrument of inclusion for people who would otherwise be excluded from access to written information and full participation in society. Translation into Easy Italian is still under-researched. This study aims to fill this gap and advocates for greater attention from the academic community. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are used to analyse (1) what strategies translators employ when translating from Standard into Easy Italian, and (2) whether these strategies facilitate reading comprehension of Easy Italian texts to people with intellectual disabilities. It is concluded that, on the one hand, standards for Easy Language are essential to guide the translator’s work. On the other hand, high comprehensibility can only be achieved through a careful consideration of the target communicative situation.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Konzept und Umsetzung eines Schweizer Zentrums für Barrierefreie Kommunikation
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