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Lillian Flores Articles

Vocabulary Versus Meaning

Vocabulary Versus Meaning

While having a vast vocabulary is important for any translator or interpreter, simply knowing the dictionary meanings of words in a foreign language is not enough. In fact, in any language, there are many cultural layers behind certain words and phrases that linguists need to know. Here’s why that is important.

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Back Translations, Their Rationale and Value

Back Translations, Their Rationale and Value

For medical and pharmaceutical clients, back translations are necessary facts of life; they are absolute requirements for most clinical research documents that must be translated into other languages. But for experienced professional translators and editors who work in this area, back translations seem a wrongheaded way to approach accuracy and faithfulness to the source document. What is the right way to go?

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