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Introduction and review of the literature

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Part of the English for Academic Research book series (EAR)

Abstract

Note: The author of the extract below is Anderson. In a previous paper [Anderson, 2012] we (1) make / made measurements of the speed with which bilingual adults (2) perform / performed simultaneous translations of politicians’ speeches. We (3) choose / chose politicians because it is well known that they (4) tend / tended to use formal language. In the same study [Anderson, 2012] we (5) conduct / conducted similar tests with Nobel prize winners’ acceptance speeches, which gave similar values of speed. These two findings strongly (6) suggest / suggested that formal language represents an easier element for translation than informal language. The performance of teenagers in analogous situations also (7) confirms / confirmed the above finding [Williams, 2013].

Keywords

Formal Language Attributional Style Native English Speaker Nobel Prize Winner Task Persistence 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PisaItaly

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