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Title: Translation competence and the aesthetic attitude
Authors: Malmkjær, Kirsten S.
First Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Citation: Malmkjær, Kirsten S., Translation competence and the aesthetic attitude, Eds. Pym, Anthony, Shlesinger, Miriam, Simeoni, Daniel, 'Beyond descriptive translation studies: Investigations in homage to Gideon Toury', John Benjamins Publishing Co., 2008, pp. 293-310.
Abstract: Teachers whose aspiration is for their students to achieve Translation Competence need an understanding of its nature and of ways to help students attain it. The notion is related to that of Natural Translation, which proposes a series of developmental stages of the interpreting ability of a bilingual infant/child. The theory claims that links established between sets of items in a bilingual’s languages as the languages are acquired are exploited during a pretranslation stage from which Natural Translation develops. This is not incompatible with recent understanding of the Universal Grammar hypothesis and recent findings in the neurolinguistics of bilingualism. However, the model cannot account for non-native bilinguals’ abilities to translate, nor for translation abilities developed during formal instruction. These abilities might be based on innate Interlingual Proficiency and Transfer Proficiency Potentials. I list a number of ways in which Toury has agued that these potentials may be encouraged and add a suggestion or two of my own.
ISBN: 9027216843
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright 2008 John Benjamins Publishing Company. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy, which permits the deposit of the author's final draft of a book chapter. The publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint the material in any form.
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