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Advertising and Localization  

Christophe Declercq

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
Localization refers to taking a product and making it linguistically and culturally appropriate to the target locale where it will be used and sold. Within global marketing, localization ... More

Bilingual Interpretation Rules As A Component Of Language Rights In Canada  

Michel Bastarache

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
In Canada, a few groups enjoy explicit constitutional recognition, including certain official language minorities and aboriginals. In light of the constitutional history of Canada, the ... More

Challenges To The Legal Translator  

Susan Šarčević

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Focusing on the link between law, language, and culture, J. B. White notes that legal translation is a ‘necessarily imperfect process’. This article focuses on challenges to legal ... More

Conference Interpreting  

Franz Pöchhacker

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article introduces the concept of conference interpreting. It describes the origins and evolution of conference interpreting as a profession. Within the field of translation studies, ... More

Consecutive Interpreting  

Franz Pöchhacker

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article introduces the concept of consecutive interpreting, which is associated with the domain of conference interpreting, but it also comes up in connection with liaison ... More

Constitutional Interpretation  

Robert W. Bennett

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Contemporary debates about constitutional interpretation in the United States seem fixated on what is called ‘originalism’, the view that, regardless of when some constitutional issue ... More

Courtroom Interpreting  

Ludmila Stern

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article describes the concept of courtroom interpretation. Legal interpreting is a branch of interpreting conducted when speakers of different languages have to communicate in legal ... More

Cultural Poetics (Ethnopoetics)  

Anthony K. Webster

This article argues for the continuing importance of ethnopoetics/cultural poetics in the work of linguists and anthropologists. A heuristic definition of ethnopoetics (or cultural ... More

Electronic Tools and Resources for Translators  

Dorothy Kenny

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
Translation is a highly technologized profession. This article describes tools and resources associated with the work of translators. These include electronic dictionaries, termbanks, ... More

European Thinking on Secular Translation  

Kevin Windle and Anthony Pym

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article gives an overview of the evolution of translation studies and practices. Translation for much of its history has existed as a practice without a theory. The history of ... More

Fifty Years of Multilingual Interpretation in the European Union  

Cornelis J. W. Baaij

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Both the treaties of the European Union (EU) and the secondary legislation from EU institutions are currently issued in twenty-three different language versions. Discrepancies between ... More

Interpreting  

Nancy L. Schweda Nicholson

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
Interpreting language is the focus of this article. Interpretation studies are a comparatively new field of language study. Journals such as Interpreting highlight research studies that ... More

Legal Interpretation And The Philosophy Of Language  

Brian H. Bix

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Law is guidance through language, whether the language of statutes, judicial decisions, constitutional provisions, contracts, or wills. It is therefore not surprising that lawyers, judges, ... More

Legal Translation  

Leon Wolff

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article explores dimensions of legal translation theory. It examines the rationale for legal translation, explores the definitional scope and linguistic properties of legal texts and ... More

Linguistic Approaches to Translation  

Kirsten Malmkjær

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article covers a comprehensive range of translational phenomena that are described and explained in terms of linguistic concepts and categories. The Saussurean approach identifies ... More

Linguistic Issues in Courtroom Interpretation  

Susan Berk-Seligson

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Court interpreting, in its broadest sense, involves the conversion of source language material into its closest target language equivalent in a legal context. The notion of legal context, ... More

Linguistic Issues in Statutory Interpretation  

Lawrence M. Solan

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
In legal systems throughout the world, legislatures write laws, and judges construe and apply them when a dispute arises over their interpretation. This article focuses on the nature of ... More

Linguistic taboos in a second or foreign language  

Jean-Marc Dewaele

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Nov 2018
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Dec 2018
This chapter investigates the issues that arise when second and foreign language (LX) users include swearwords and taboo words in their speech. Knowing how to use these words appropriately ... More

Machine Translation: History, Development, and Limitations  

Harold Somers

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
Machine translation (MT) is a term used to describe a range of computer-based activities involving translation. This article reviews sixty years of history of MT research and development, ... More

Machine Translation  

Ondřej Bojar

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Jul 2015
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Jan 2016
The goal of machine translation (MT) is to translate text from one natural language to another. Linguistic properties of the languages involved, and rich morphology in particular, play an ... More

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