Title: Languages in contact: the influence of language activation and competing language patterns on translation performance
Authors : Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
Jekat, Susanne Johanna
Published in : Linguistik Online
Volume(Issue) : 23
Issue : 2
Pages : 77
Pages to: 92
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Bern Open Publications
Issue Date: 2005
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Language; Translation; Empirical; Multilingualism
Subject (DDC) : 418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: The two pilot studies described in this article, both part of a larger on-going project investigating multilingualism in a translation context, deal with separation of languages in translation students. At the same time, they demonstrate how multilingualism research can be integrated into the translation classroom. Within the framework of Grosjean's model (1997, 1998, 2001), the first study tests the influence on translation performance of preferentially activating one of the languages for the translation version Spanish (L2) into German (L1). The second assesses the transfer of structures from the dominant language in translating from German (L1) into English (L2). In spite of the relatively small database, various inferences can be made about multilingual language processing in trainee translators.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
ISSN: 1615-3014
URI: http://www.linguistik-online.net/23_05/ehrJekat.html
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