Last month we talked about the difference between translation and interpretation. The topic had come to light due to a Supreme Court hearing regarding whether or not court related interpretation costs which must be covered by losing parties in the US could include translation costs. Because the law stated that losing parties must cover “interpretation costs” and because “interpretation” was not defined, the Supreme Court had to define it. And they did so the same way AZ World defines the terms.
While an argument can be made that translation costs ought to be covered as well, certainly we in the translation industry would be in favour of such a law (it would definitely increase the quantity of services demanded), you can’t say that translation and interpretation are the same thing. And the Supreme Court agrees, citing examples such as the translation, not interpretation, of classic texts like the Iliad and Aeneid.
You can read the original post on this matter here:http://www.a-zworld.ca/blog/translations/the-difference-between-interpretation-and-translation/
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