The Links of the Language Supply Chain

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First published in Multilingual Magazine, by Jeannette Stewart. If you want to translate this or other Multilingual articles, please click here.

Imagine connecting all the elements of life from the Creator to the dust of the earth in a single hierarchical structure. That’s what classical and mediaeval philosophers sought to do. They termed it ‘The Great Chain of Being.’ This idea dominated scientific and theological thinking for centuries. However, as method-based scientific investigation along with new paradigms of structuring nature began to revolutionize knowledge in the Renaissance and Enlightenment, the Great Chain of Being became little more than an historical curiosity.

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Main steps of a translation project

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In this article, Nancy Matis describes the main stages of a translation project, from the very first contact up to the closing stage of the project. Analysis, quotation, planning, launching, monitoring… a list of steps that, regardless the project length and/or person in charge, are present in most translation pojects. Read more about all of them in the PDF below. Download.