Found in Translation

November 2013
America;11/4/2013, Vol. 209 Issue 13, p11
The author discusses the problematic issues regarding the translation of interviews in response to readers' demands for the original text or the complete interview with Pope Francis. He argues that different languages have different rules for double negatives. He notes the culture that a reporter or editor is an unbiased conduit of information. He admits the tendency of an editor to craft meaning and convey the gist of things, citing the story of a young student in a theological seminary.


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