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NBF Translation Study

The Three Percent translation databases are a wonderful resources, and Literature across Frontiers has a solid UK/Ireland statistical report about translations-into-English, but both have their limitations and there's a lot more to look into. Now John Maher reports at Publishers Weekly that NBF to Conduct Translation Study -- and one hopes this will result in more useful and revealing data.
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