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Why Study Linguistics?

Molly Trisler Language Science

This question is projected onto the front wall of my phonetics classroom. I look at it. “Why?” Why would my professor ask us this? Shouldn’t we know? Won’t she drive any doubt out of our heads with the lecture she’s about to deliver, full of those pop science-y morsels about …

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Back Translations, Their Rationale and Value

Lillian Flores Life Sciences, Medical Translation Leave a Comment

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 …