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Translation and Interpreting and Bilingualism

  1. Claudia V. Angelelli

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1223

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Angelelli, C. V. 2012. Translation and Interpreting and Bilingualism. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Translation and interpreting are deeply interconnected with bilingualism. Without high degrees of bilingualism, neither translation nor interpreting is feasible. This does not mean, however, that either translation or interpreting is a by-product of bilingualism. Rather it means that high attainment in bilingualism is a precondition for highly proficient translation/interpreting. The relationship between language ability, types of bilingualism, and translation/interpreting performance has not been sufficiently researched.


  • bilingualism;
  • intercultural communication;
  • interpretation;
  • translation