ERIC Number: ED421889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Translator, Traitor, Source of Data: Classifying Translations of "Foreign Phrases" as an Awareness-Raising Exercise.
Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, n9 p73-85 1998
A system for classifying (coding) translations of sentence-length or similar material is presented and illustrated with codings of entries in the "Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations." Problems in coding are discussed, relating especially to intertextuality, intention, and ownership. The system is intended for pedagogic use, and the place of such classifying activities within advanced second language courses involving translation is considered. Using this approach, students are encouraged to adopt a relatively non-judgmental, descriptive attitude toward particular translations, but also to question the general ideology of a book such as the one analyzed here and to explore implications for their own learning. (Contains 26 references.) (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For complete volume, see FL 025 387.