LINGUIST List 9.654

Tue May 5 1998

Books: Translation

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  1. Simon Collins, Translation

Message 1: Translation

Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 11:16:56 +0100
From: Simon Collins <>
Subject: Translation

 Paper 0 582 30188 2
 224 pages 1998
 Applied Linguistics and Language Study Series
 The dynamics of immigration, international commerce and the 
 postcolonial world make it inevitable that much translation is done 
 into a second language, despite the prevailing wisdom that translators 
 should only work into their mother tongue. This book is the first 
 study to explore the phenomenon of translation into a second language 
 in a way that will interest applied linguists, translators and 
 translation teachers, and ESOL teachers working with advanced level 
 students. Rather than seeing translation into a second language as 
 deficient output, this study adopts an interlanguage framework to 
 consider L2 translation as the product of developing competence; 
 learning to translate is seen as a special variety of second language 
 acquisition. Through carefully worked case studies, separate 
 components of translation competence are identified, among them the 
 ability to create stylistically authentic texts in English, the 
 ability to monitor and edit output, and the psychological attitudes 
 that the translator brings to the task. While the case studies mainly 
 deal with Arabic speakers undergoing translator training in Australia, 
 the conclusions will have implications for translation into a second 
 language, especially English, around the world. 
 'Translation into the Second Language' is firmly grounded in empirical 
 research, and in this regard it serves as a stimulus and a 
 methodological guide for further research. It will be a valuable 
 addition for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of 
 applied linguistics, translation theory, bilingualism and second 
 language acquisition as well as those involved in teaching or 
 practising translation at a professional level.
 Stuart Campbell Associate Professor in Language Studies, and Director 
 of the Language Acquisition Research Centre at the University of 
 Western Sydney Macarthur.
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