Title: Revising and editing english in Switzerland : some considerations for native speakers
Authors : Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
Published in : Hieronymus
Issue : 4
Pages : 20
Pages to: 25
Issue Date: 2006
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Language : English
Subjects : Editing; Switzerland; Revising; English
Subject (DDC) : 420: English
Abstract: Reflection about where English has come from and where is it going may seem more of an academic exercise for historical linguists than a concern for language professionals working in and into English. However, translators working outside of their native language community may become fossilized with an "old-fashioned" variant and be particularly vulnerable to influence from the source or surrounding language. In the case of English, the risk of taking on non-native patterns is particularly acute, since English is now used practically everywhere. It is thus especially important for native speakers outside their language community to re-acquaint themselves with the depth of their native linguistic resources and reflect on what "real" English is, who their audience is, and on their revising and editing practices.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Publication type: Contribution to Magazine or Newspaper
ISSN: 1420-7265
URI: https://home.zhaw.ch/ehr/files/Ehrensberger-Dow_Hieronymus_2006.pdf
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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