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Of of pertaining to any method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way, whether united in a system specific to a country or region.

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language school

Translation & localization; Internationalization (I18N)

A business set up to teach foreign languages. Many language schools profit from the popular misconception that being fluent in or a native speaker of a language qualifies a person ...

legal translator

Translation & localization; Internationalization (I18N)

A translator with extensive knowledge of comparative law who specializes in international contracts, licenses, franchises, legislation, and other international legal documents. It ...

literal translation

Translation & localization; Internationalization (I18N)

Translation that closely follows the form of the source text. Because language derives a great deal of meaning from its form, a literal translation distorts meaning and often ...

consecutive interpreting

Translation & localization; Internationalization (I18N)

The process of orally translating speech into another language, after the speaker speaks. The interpreter listens and usually takes notes while the speaker talks and then delivers ...

consecutive interpreter

Translation & localization; Internationalization (I18N)

An interpreter who listens while the speaker speaks and then interprets while the speaker pauses. The interpreter providing consecutive interpretation sits, either at the same ...

'B' language

Translation & localization; Internationalization (I18N)

Language other than the interpreter's dominant language, in which he or she has native language competence and into which he or she is competent to interpret professionally. An ...

'C' language

Translation & localization; Internationalization (I18N)

The source languages from which an interpreter is competent to interpret professionally. Interpreters may have several C languages.