La alternancia del español al inglés en la comunicación académica de los estudiantes de traducción hispanohablantes a través de las redes sociales

  1. María Teresa Ortego Antón 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Valladolid, España
Onomázein: Revista de lingüística, filología y traducción de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

ISSN: 0717-1285 0718-5758

Year of publication: 2018

Issue: 41

Pages: 108-124

Type: Article

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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2018
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.24
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.24
  • Article influence score: 0.122
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: LINGUISTICS Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 169/184 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

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  • Year 2018
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.17
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: Linguistics and Language Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 381/1027


  • Social Sciences: B
  • Human Sciences: A

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2018
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 0.3
  • Area: Language and Linguistics Percentile: 50
  • Area: Linguistics and Language Percentile: 49

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Year 2018
  • Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.29
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 243/358
  • Area: LINGUISTICS Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 218/262


The use of social media in the academic community has become very popular in recent years, especially among undergraduate students (Espuny et al., 2011; Gómez-Aguilar et al., 2012; Cancelo Sanmartín & Almansa Martínez, 2013). Besides, Spanish speaking undergraduates usually make use of English when communicating among them in higher education scenarios. Consequently, in this paper we try to detect code-switching cases by undergraduate students in academic scenarios through social media. The methodology used heavily relies on corpus. In a Spanish monolingual corpus composed of samples of communication through social media among undergraduate students enrolled in the Degree of Translation and Interpreting (Uni-versity of Valladolid, Spain) we detect code-switching cases and analyze them. Results might provide us with data to be aware of the deviations from the Spanish rules. In addition, they might allow us to adopt corrective measures through the creation of new tools to improve academic communication through social media