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Title: Multiple Voices in the Translation Classroom
Author: Sonia Colina
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Institution: University of Arizona
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Abstract: In recent times, translator education has, in general, tried to stay away from Second Language Acquisition (SLA). One of the reasons for this lies in the prescriptivist belief that students should have acquired their languages by the time they start their translation education. Yet the reality is that current translation practice throughout the world includes many cases of incomplete language acquisition, especially in immigrant communities, and that translation into a second language is common (Campbell, 1998; McAlester, 1992; Newmark, 1988). Therefore, this volume is, in principle, a relevant publication for the field of SLA.


This article appears IN Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 28, Issue 1.

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