When investigated in Beirut, DEFORESTATION required explicitation which conveys the loss of natural plant-based land cover. The yielded translations (lit: recession or erosion of plant land cover) are distinctly different from the prevalent terms used in public discourse (which are more specific to the loss or removal of forests).  


Participants yielded a translation by using more signifiers to cover syntactic or lexical gaps (the complex meaning of the Source Language word is amplified or distributed over several words in the Target Language)


Beirut, Lebanon

  • Deforestation
  • Translations

انحسار أو تآكل الغطاء النباتي