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ERIC Number: ED142035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
The Importance of Natural Translation. Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 12.
The scientific study of translation, translatology, is behind linguistics in the study of data. While linguistics has reached out to include all speech acts within its proper study, the data of translatology remain, almost exclusively, professionally authored texts. The proper study of translatology is all translation. Everyday speech should not merely be included; it should be given priority. Translatologists should first study natural translation, which may be defined as the translation done by bilinguals in everyday circumstances and without special training for it. Several studies have been done on bilingualism which have produced relevant data; more research must be done, however, with natural translation as the specific object of the study. (CFM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Interpreters, Language Research, Language Skills, Linguistic Competence, Machine Translation, Translation
Bilingual Education Project. The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (as long as supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.