Stock Image

Translating Texts in International Reading Literacy Studies

Inga Arffman

ISBN 10: 3838319532 / ISBN 13: 9783838319537
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
New Condition: New Soft cover
From BuySomeBooks (Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 21, 2012

Quantity Available: > 20

Buy New
List Price: US$ 118.00
Price: US$ 140.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

392 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.9in.Recent years have witnessed a considerable increase in the interest in international reading literacy studies. Thanks to the widely cited PISA study, for instance, we have been told that Finnish students are the best readers in OECD countries. Such a result, however, would only be valid if all the texts and translations used in the reading test, written in all the different languages, were equivalent, or comparable, to each other and thus equally easy or difficult to read and understand. This study examines the special problems of equivalence that arise when translating texts in international reading literacy studies. Three English source texts and their Finnish translations used in the PISA 2000 reading test are compared text-analytically from the point of view of text difficulty. The study should help to increase the equivalence of the translations used not only in international reading literacy studies but also in other types of cross-cultural tests and, in the end, the validity of these studies. The book will thus provide important reading for all those involved or interested in international studies. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783838319537

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Translating Texts in International Reading ...

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

About this title

Synopsis:

Recent years have witnessed a considerable increase in the interest in international reading literacy studies. Thanks to the widely cited PISA study, for instance, we have been told that Finnish students are the best readers in OECD countries. Such a result, however, would only be valid if all the texts and translations used in the reading test, written in all the different languages, were equivalent, or comparable, to each other and thus equally easy or difficult to read and understand. This study examines the special problems of equivalence that arise when translating texts in international reading literacy studies. Three English source texts and their Finnish translations used in the PISA 2000 reading test are compared text-analytically from the point of view of text difficulty. The study should help to increase the equivalence of the translations used not only in international reading literacy studies but also in other types of cross-cultural tests ? and, in the end, the validity of these studies. The book will thus provide important reading for all those involved or interested in international studies.

About the Author:

Inga Arffman, PhD: Studied languages and applied linguistics at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Researcher at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, member of the Finnish PISA team and of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

BuySomeBooks is great place to get your books online. With over eight million titles available we're sure to have what you're looking for. Despite having a large selection of new books available for immediate shipment and excellent customer service, people still tell us they prefer us because of our prices.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

BuySomeBooks is operated by Drive-On-In, Inc., a Nevada co...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Books are shipped from multiple locations so your order may arrive from Las Vegas,NV, Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, or Commerce,GA.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express