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Getting technical

Bissell, Chris (2017). Getting technical. The Linguist, 56(2) pp. 20–21.

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This short paper gives an insight into the pleasures and potential pitfalls of translating in the field of ICT. The most important matters for technical translation are still the traditional ones:

1) always remain aware of the many-to-one mappings of terms and concepts between languages;

2) be reasonably sceptical of ‘equivalent’ terms, wherever you find them; and

3) ensure you have enough specialist knowledge for the task in hand, something that requires ongoing self-evaluation and critical reflection on your professional practice.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0268-5965
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 48891
Depositing User: Christopher Bissell
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 14:49
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 20:23
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