Chapter Two

Two-way translation: Advancing knowledge of politics and psychology via the study of bilingual voters

Jason C. Coronel*; Daniel Colón Amill; Erin Drouin    School of Communication, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States* Corresponding author: email address:


The number of bilingual voters in the United States is at an all-time high. As a consequence, political candidates and interest groups often engage in persuasive communications in languages other than English; some states translate ballots measures into multiple languages, and disinformation campaigns are conducted using several languages. However, we still know very little about how this multilingual information environment affects voters’ ...

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