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Does Loving a Word Make it Real?Erin Mckean on Lexicography

Translators usually have close relationships with their favorite dictionaries, and really good translators take much into account (such as context, culture, and the idiosyncrasies of spoken language) when consulting the “authorities” to find the best word choice.

In this interesting TedTalk, Erin McKean, editor in chief of the Oxford American Dictionary, shares her enthusiasm and love of language while presenting her ideas on lexicography:

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