Bilingualism and translation

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An individual performing translation brings an array of cognitive resources to bear on the task. According to the traditional terminology of Translation Studies, these translation-relevant mental resources are aspects of translation competence. The term competence represents what one has to know (and, by implication, what one has to learn) to perform as a translator. From a psychological perspective (see Translation psychology), translation competence represents knowledge from a variety of cognitive domains acquired, stored and organized in a translator's long-term memory (LTM).

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