Sobre interferência sintática em tradução e em escrita autêntica

  • Madalena Colaço Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa / FLUL
  • Anabela Gonçalves Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa / FLUL
Palavras-chave: syntactic interference, interface areas, reference chains, translation, L1 authentic writing, interferência sintática, áreas de interface, cadeias de referência, tradução, escrita autêntica em L1


In translation contexts, translators must activate two distinct grammars, as well as pragmatic conditions that may also be distinct. This particular case of languages in contact may give rise to inadequacies or errors, sometimes explained as the result of transferring properties of the source language to the target language. Focussing on the results presented in Gonçalves & Colaço (2019), who analysed some issues concerning reference chains in the context of translation, this paper discusses the data under a new perspective. In line with Sorace & Filiaci’s (2006) Interface Hypothesis, we show that in translation, as well as in other situations of languages in contact, linguistic phenomena involving the interface between syntax and other cognitive domains (in particular, semantics and pragmatics) are more affected than phenomena that exempt this interface, which explains why syntactic interference does not operate randomly; we show that this hypothesis is empirically motivated by data involving reference chains in the context of English to Portuguese translation. Plus, we present and discuss data from L1 authentic writing, showing that Portuguese students at the University present similar problems in establishing the adequate reference chains both when they are writing texts in their L1 (Portuguese) and when they are translating from English to their L1 (Portuguese), which leads us to conclude that reference chains are a particular relevant area to confirm the Interface Hypothesis also in L1 contexts.

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Colaço, M., & Gonçalves, A. (2020). Sobre interferência sintática em tradução e em escrita autêntica. Revista Da Associação Portuguesa De Linguística, (7), 101-120.