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Chapter 4. Literary translation as a creative practice in L2 writing pedagogies

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Abstract

In this chapter, Manuela Perteghella and Eugenia Loffredo frame translation as an essentially creative practice. Rather than an elitist mode, these authors regard creative production as Freirean: a dialogical, emancipatory engagement. Synthesizing expressivist aspects of creativity with structured communicative processes of translation, L2 learners develop a unique relationship and knowledge of language itself. By resituating translation as not simply outcome-orientated, student learners can be creative and explorative with both L1 and L2 language texts, to ultimately enhance confidence with the L2.

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