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Obst, Harry and Ruth Harwood Cline. 1990. Summary history of language services in the U.S. Department of State. In Bowen, David and Margareta Bowen, eds. Interpreting: yesterday, today, and tomorrow (American Translators Association Scholarly Monograph Series 4). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 8–13.
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The diplomatic interpreter is a conference interpreter. His job classification may vary, though it usually follows the rankings of foreign service officers in many Western countries. Having to work from his country’s language of the foreign counterpart is one of the special constraints described by the author of this paper.
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