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Poirier, Eric. 2003. Conséquences didactiques et théoriques du caractère conventionnel et arbitraire de la traduction des unités [Didactic and theoretical consequences of the conventional and arbitrary character of the translation of units]. In Valentine, Egan, Zélie Guével and Georges L. Bastin, eds. Traduction et enseignement [Translation and teaching]. Special issue of Meta. Journal des Traducteurs, Translators' Journal 48 (3): 402–410.
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The translation of phraseological units (Pus) is arbitrary because semantic equivalence always represents an acceptable solution . It is also conventional in the two semiotic senses of the word: by the relation of reference or correspondence, and by the semiotic computation of the meaning or equivalence.
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