ERIC Number: EJ349370
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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Characteristics of Words Determining How Easily They Will Be Translated into a Second Language.
Murray, David J.
Applied Psycholinguistics, v7 n4 p353-72 Dec 1986
A study analyzing word characteristics that make them more easily translated from English to French (or vice versa) indicates that translation efficacy is most strongly influenced by the frequency of the word in the language, its familiarity, and the similarity of the French equivalent to the English word. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Associative Learning, Cognitive Processes, Correlation, Cues, Difficulty Level, Encoding (Psychology), English, French, Linguistic Borrowing, Metacognition, Psycholinguistics, Reaction Time, Recognition (Psychology), Research Methodology, Retention (Psychology), Second Language Learning, Translation, Word Frequency, Word Recognition
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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