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The Language of Localization by Katherine Brown-Hoekstra

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Glossary of Linguistics Terms

Madison Van Doren

Effective localization depends on linguistic competence in multiple languages. The terms in this glossary are provided to assist non-linguists in understanding concepts related to the language aspects of localization and translation.

The definitions of the alphabetic, logographic, segmental, and syllabic writing systems were adapted from the work of Erik Vogt, who wrote the essay for the term script.

About Madison Van Doren

Madison Van Doren is a recent graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Language and a minor in Linguistics. She is pursuing an MA in Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London with research interests in historical and sociolinguistics. ...

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