Pages from ALS2013 StebbinsEiraCouzensThis paper 'I just relexified this one': Translation processes in language revival texts by the Meeting Point Project team, Tonya Stebbins, Christina Eira and Vicki Couzens, is also available in Selected Papers from the 44th Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society, 2013 edited by Lauren Gawne and Jill Vaughan, In Press, 2014. 

"In language revival, the creation of texts is one of the key areas where the work of language development is focussed. As texts are most frequently developed from the starting point of an existing or created text in English, the methods used for translation are crucially important in determining the form of the end product. In this paper, we present a representative selection of texts, and sequences of drafts, to explore the kinds of strategies and resources available to and employed by their writers. Patterns evident within the texts reveal a range of translation strategies, leading to different outcomes for particular texts."

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