Date: 25-Oct-2010 From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com> Subject: The Role of Pedagogical Translation in Second Language Acquisition: Leonardi E-mail this message to a friend
Title: The Role of Pedagogical Translation in Second Language Acquisition
Subtitle: From Theory to Practice
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Author: Vanessa Leonardi
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034300872 Pages: 178 Price: U.S. $ 50.95
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Translation can help improve foreign language teaching and learning - this study shows how. In an increasingly globalised world and in an increasingly multilingual Europe, translation plays an important role. Significant signs of a new revival of translation in language teaching have become visible, as shown by recent literature on applied linguistics. This book contributes to this movement, embracing both a theoretical and an empirical purpose by integrating viewpoints from Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies and Second Language Acquisition.
In an attempt to show how the use of translation in foreign language classes can help enhance and further improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, this work calls for a re-evaluation and a rehabilitation of the translation actvities in the foreign language classes.
Contents: Second Language Acquisition (SLA) - Pedagogical Translation - Pedagogical Translation Framework and Practical Activities - Conclusions and Prospects for Future Research and Application.
Vanessa Leonardi is a researcher and lecturer in English language and Translation at the Italian University of Ferrara. Her recent publications include Gender and Ideology in Translation (2007) and Practising English (2009). Her research interests lie mainly in the fields of Translation Studies and Applied Linguistics. She is currently working on several research projects both in Italy as well as abroad.