Article published in:Research in Second Language Processing and Parsing
Edited by Bill VanPatten and Jill Jegerski
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 53] 2010
► pp. 281–294
Consequences for learning and processing
Translation ambiguity occurs when a word in one language can be translated in more than one way into another language. This cross-language phenomenon comes from several sources of within-language ambiguity including lexical ambiguity, polysemy, and near-synonymy. We review the existing research on translation ambiguity, including its consequences for vocabulary learning, for lexical processing (e.g., translation performance), and for meaning representation. When possible, we discuss how the impact of translation ambiguity is affected by or interacts with the source of the ambiguity (i.e., near-synonymy vs. lexical ambiguity) and L2 proficiency level.
Published online: 15 December 2010
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