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Teaching translation: A functional linguistics perspective


To, V and Le, Q, Teaching translation: A functional linguistics perspective, Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 369-375. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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The traditional Grammar Translation Approach was the primary teaching method in second language teaching in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. However, with the arrival of the Reform movement in the nineteenth century and the appearance of the Natural Method, Conversation Method, Direct Method and Communicative Approach of language teaching in the twentieth century, many criticisms regarding teaching translation were raised. Recent research findings on the effectiveness of applying translation in language teaching have shown that translation plays a notable role in language education. This chapter examines the significance of Systemic Functional Linguistics theory advanced by Halliday (1985, 1994) to the teaching of translation. Following this, implications for pedagogical translation with respect to functional approach are discussed.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:teaching translation, grammar translation method, systemic functional linguistics
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:To, V (Dr Vinh To)
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
ID Code:102629
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-09-01
Last Modified:2018-03-29

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