View table of contents for this book View table of contents for LinguaLinksLibrary Go to LinguaLinks home page
 

What is a literal translation?

 

Definition
 

A literal translation is a translation that follows closely the form of the source language.

 
Also known as:

word-for-word translation

Source
 

Larson 1984 10


Context for this page:

Go to SIL home page This page is an extract from the LinguaLinks Library, Version 5.0 published on CD-ROM by SIL International, 2003. [Ordering information.]

Page content last modified: 18 September 1998

© 2004 SIL International