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CODE TALKERS – HOW NATIVE AMERICANS HELPED TO WIN TWO WORLD WARS

CODE TALKERS – HOW NATIVE AMERICANS HELPED TO WIN TWO WORLD WARS JUL 13, 2016 By Ofer Tirosh Language, code and codebreaking have played an important part in many conflicts and none more so that the two world wars. 100 years on from World War I, we look at the role that code talkers played…

Translation project expands reach of Taiwan literature

Translation project expands reach of Taiwan literature “Sixteen books by Taiwan authors have been translated into English, French, Japanese, Korean and Swedish as part of efforts by the National Museum of Taiwan Literature in southern Taiwan’s Tainan City to expand the international reach of local literature.” Novelist Li Ang explains the importance of expanding international…

Roald Dahl’s BFG becomes Guid and Freendly in Scots translation

Roald Dahl’s BFG becomes Guid and Freendly in Scots translation Marking the much loved author’s centenary, new version reconstructs the classic children’s character, ‘fower times as lang as the langest human’ He eats “foosty feechcumbers” rather than snozzcumbers and drinks fuzzleglog rather than frobscottle, but he is still just as big and friendly as ever:…

“Death by a Thousand Cuts”

“Death by a Thousand Cuts” By Juan Lizama It is not the complex syntax, long sentences or technical passages that dash the hopes of most candidates seeking to pass the American Translators Association (ATA) certification exam. According to ATA exam graders Holly Mikkelson and Paul Coltrin, it is the many one- and two-point errors throughout…

The President’s Corner

Hello, ATI members! The ATI Board got together in January during the ATI Annual Strategic Planning annual meeting and we are excited about the activities that we have planned for our members during 2016! This year, we will offer three workshops; one in the spring, one in the summer and one in the winter. We held…

Respecting our Language by using it more

Image Credit: LUIS VAZQUEZ/Gulf News Respecting our language by using it more We respect and appreciate the Arabic language, which grants Arabs their identity By Mohammad Hassan 
Al Harbi, Special to Gulf News Published: 17:00 April 4, 2016 The declaration of 2016 as the Year of Reading is a very wise and marvellous decision. The…