Publication details [#6115]

Lau, Paris Chi-chuen. 2001. Machine Translation and the death of the translator in the technological age. Journal of Translation Studies 6 : 111–116.
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This article deals with the changes machine translation has brought. The author argues that in the technicological age, partial faithfulness and overall intelligibility have priority over other concerns like stylistic and artistic considerations. Translation has to be quick, cheap and immediately accessible. In order to compete with machines, human translators have to make themselves machines.
Source : Based on abstract in journal