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This is from a report with different views from European deputies about the enlargement of Europe. The author explained over the phone in French "une place sociologique, c'est dire l'ducation de la personne, sa personnalit, son contexte sociale." Here is the sentence along with the one that follows: "Leur apprciation est personnelle, et la place dont ils parlent est clairement identifie. Les nombreuses rfrences fournies permettent chaque lecteur de remonter aux sources, et de complter son information selon ses centres d'intrt ou sa curiosit." I think that social position is too confining . Help!
Thank-you so much for your help. I had thought of the same translation but I needed some confirmation. I was up too late last night working on this and I started to have doubts about a few things. It's nice to know we're not alone in the dark! Gayle 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Thank-you so much for your help. I had thought of the same translation but I needed some confirmation. I was up too late last night working on this and I started to have doubts about a few things. It's nice to know we're not alone in the dark! Gayle
Explanation: "status" is just a suggestion of something that might be "less confining" than social position.
you might also want to see if you can work something out using "role" or "social role" if one of these fits with the European deputies' views of European enlargement as set forth in your document.
For the whole "la place dont ils parlent", and if the sentence comes shortly after a discussion of what "they" were saying/defining (deputies, etc.), does "to which they refer(ed)" or "about which they speak(spoke)" fit the context?
Good luck with this one!
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