Scientific Publication for Nonnative English Speakers: A Retrospective of a Workshop in Brazil

TitleScientific Publication for Nonnative English Speakers: A Retrospective of a Workshop in Brazil
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsFradkin, C
JournalScience Communication
Date Published2017
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15528545
KeywordsBRAZIL , COMMUNICATION , English , Intellectual , Internationalization , Publication , SCIENCE , Scientific , scientists' , TRANSLATING , translation
AbstractWhile English is the language of science, for many scientists it is a foreign language. Such is the case in South America, where Portuguese and Spanish are spoken. In this commentary, the author shares the experience of presenting a workshop on “English-Language Publication for Nonnative English Speakers,” at a scientific conference in Brazil. Issues of translation and “lost science” are addressed. For the author, this experience raised awareness of the challenges nonnative English scholars have in disseminating their science to an English-language market. Recommendations are offered, with the hopes of building bridges to connect the lingua franca and the non–English-speaking worlds. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Science Communication is the property of Sage Publications Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesFradkin, Chris 1,2; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: University of California, Merced, CA, USA 2: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Source Info: Jun2017, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p395; Subject Term: COMMUNICATION in science; Subject Term: ENGLISH as a foreign language; Subject Term: TRANSLATING & interpreting; Subject Term: ENGLISH language in foreign countries; Subject Term: SCIENTIFIC literature; Subject Term: SCIENTISTS' writings; Subject Term: INTELLECTUAL life; Subject Term: BRAZIL; Author-Supplied Keyword: Brazil; Author-Supplied Keyword: internationalization; Author-Supplied Keyword: publication; Author-Supplied Keyword: science; Author-Supplied Keyword: translation; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611630 Language Schools; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541930 Translation and Interpretation Services; Number of Pages: 9p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 3306