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Scientific and Technical Translation

  1. Sue Ellen Wright

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1042

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Wright, S. E. 2012. Scientific and Technical Translation. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Even as products and procedures derived from science and technology are omnipresent in the twenty-first century, scientific and technical texts abound—from pharmaceutical inserts to wordless product assembly diagrams—designed one can assume to avoid the necessity of translation for international markets, but frequently incomprehensible in any culture.


  • intercultural communication;
  • interpretation;
  • language for specific purposes;
  • translation;
  • vocabulary