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Book: The Five-Minute Linguist

Chapter: 63. Why Do We Need Translators if We Have Dictionaries?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38185


The interpreter’s job is to convey meaning. And since a lot of meaning is expressed by tone of voice or the nuance of words and phrases, his or her job is far more than translating word for word.

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  • Kevin Hendzel ( - khendzel) 'Independent scholar'