ERIC Number: ED292357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Applications of Cross-Language Analysis. Jyvaskyla Cross-Language Studies, No. 12
Sajavaara, Kari, Ed.
Four papers on contrastive linguistics include: (1) "The Search for an Ideal Theoretical Model in Applied Contrastive Linguistics: A Wild Goose Chase" (Herman Wekker, Flor Aarts), which argues that contrastive linguists should feel free to adopt an eclectic approach to theory since no single linguistic model can be adopted in its entirety and applied consistently to all areas of language comparison; (2) "Similar Errors in the Written English of Finnish and Native Speakers" (J. J. Mary Hatakka), a comparison of slips, or accidental errors, in Finnish and British usage; (3) "Got It? Conceptions of Deviance by Finnish Students from Learning Material in English and Finnish" (Paula Kalaja), in which Finnish college students' conceptualizations of social deviance vary from the meanings intended in an English-language sociology textbook and also its Finnish translation; and (4) "Translation Science and Contrastive Linguistics: Boundary Clearing and a Neighbourly Handshake" (Inkeri Vehmas-Lehto), a discussion of the differences and mutual contributions of the fields of translation and contrastive linguistics. (MSE)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jyvaskyla Univ. (Finland). Dept. of English.