Publication details [#11896]

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Article in jnl/bk
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English is fast becoming the world's leading international language. By many this is viewed as an important development as, in today's world there is an increasing need for an international language. Others, however, view English as a threat to the continual existence of the language and culture of nations with smaller numbers of speakers. Words such as 'franglais' and the Swedish equivalents 'svengelska' and 'Svenglish' illustrate that the dominance of English leads to the mixing of languages and other types of influence. Analysing a corpus of translated novels from the 1970s, the author looks at how translators were heavily influenced by the original English texts, leaving fingerprints in translation.
Source : P. Van Mulken