Synopses & Reviews
The dynamics of immigration, international commerce and the postcolonial world make it inevitable that much translation is done into a second language, despite the prevailing wisdom that translators should only work in their mother tongue. This book is the first major work to explore the phenomenon of translation into a second language. It challenges existing ideas about the process of translation and translation pedagogy. Campbell develops a model of translation competence, based on case studies of trainee translators, and drawing on theoretical notions from the areas of interlanguage, language acquisition, bilingualism and textlinguistics. The conclusions have implications for translation into a second language, especially English, around the world.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -198) and index.