Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Language separation in translators and interpreters
Authors: Jekat, Susanne Johanna
Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
Published in: Trans-kom - Zeitschrift für Translationswissenschaft und Fachkommunikation
Volume(Issue): 1
Issue: 1
Page(s): 88
Pages to: 104
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher / Ed. Institution: trans-kom
ISSN: 1867-4844
Language: English
Subjects: Translationese; Borrowing; Transfer; Translation
Subject (DDC): 418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: Two positions concerning the organization of languages in multilingual speakers are contrasted in order to model how translators and interpreters can access two languages while keeping them separate during production. The potential influence of one language on another during translation and interpreting is discussed with a careful distinction drawn between transfer, borrowing and translationese. We argue that translationese, because it is triggered by the translation process, is fundamentally different from other types of cross-linguistic influence but is similar in quality to other features that have been called translation universals. Research is reported on what role acquisition mode might have on language separation and how language separation can be optimized in certain situations by activating the source or target language. Findings from two empirical studies involving translators with German, Spanish, English and/or Italian shed light on the relationship between language representation in multilinguals and their translation performance.
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)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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