Date

3-2012

Degree Name

BA in Modern Languages and Literatures

Department

Modern Languages and Literatures Department

Advisor(s)

Karen Muñoz Christian

Abstract

This project attempts to translate the website of a non-profit healthcare clinic in San Luis Obispo called the Noor Foundation from English to Spanish. Due to the nature of the large Spanish-speaking populations in the area, there is a distinct need for a Spanish option. In order to accurately and most effectively communicate the ideas of the website in Spanish a substantial amount of research must be done on the Hispanic community in this area. Socio-economic conditions, nationality, education level, as well as other factors will be researched and considered to ascertain the style and complexity of the Spanish used in this translation.
There are an overwhelming number of Hispanic residents in San Luis Obispo that come from Mexico. Therefore, it is of great importance that the Spanish used in the translation is more or less directed towards people of that region. Additionally, the low-income nature of the potential patients is also a subject of interest for this translation. The main goal is to make the services of this free clinic more accessible to the Spanish-speaking community of San Luis.

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