Translation of German Dialects and Colloquial Speech into English: Language, Backgrounds, and Attitudes

Barbara Pausch

Abstract


Analyzing dialects and colloquial speech, this study focuses on four research questions: What are the participants’ attitudes towards dialect and colloquial speech and their usages? Are their language backgrounds reflected in the language attitudes? How are the German sub-standards translated into English? How are the language attitudes reflected (or not) in the translations?

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