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William Camden
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 Message 9 of 11
23 June 2016 at 9:07pm | IP Logged 
It is admittedly more common to see parallel texts, say Italian on the left page and the English translation on the right. Why interlinear fell out of favour is a little bit of a mystery to me.
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 Message 10 of 11
24 June 2016 at 4:42pm | IP Logged 
I think because word-for-word interlinear translations are very hard to make, while
parallel texts and any other course forms (dump some artificial text together with a word
list and some grammar rules) are very easy to make. Plus these latter can be made again
and again and keep students busy (and paying) for ages. It's a whole industry :)

Also, the way they used to learn greek texts or latin texts before capitalism was
introduced in the education sector was reading through loads of these glossed interlinear
word-for-word translations, pretty efficient as you encounter far more vocabulary than
any current day course and are immersed in the language from day one instead of having to
go through tiny artificial texts and high freq word lists and little bits of grammar.

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 Message 11 of 11
03 July 2016 at 5:55pm | IP Logged 
Heads up (or reminder, can't remember who knows)
it's worthwhile joining as most of us moved over there after
technical problems here. You can of course continue
to use this site but you might find fewer responses
to your posts.

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