Archive: Mon Jun 2017

  1. Wonder Woman Speaks All Languages, Bends Perception of Time

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    Wonder Woman Speaks All Languages, Bends Perception of Time

    “Wonder Woman is a superhero of many talents: She’s got incredible strength and speed, and she seems to be both indestructible and immortal. But her most underrated skill of all is her ability to speak countless languages. In Wonder Woman, audiences see her omnilingualism at work as she switches from reading ancient Sumerian to chatting up village locals in French. Recent research suggests that her linguistic aptitude may also explain how she manages to skirt the constraints of time.”

    Read more: http://bit.ly/SpeaksLanguages

  2. Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker International prize…scoops £50,000 prize to be shared with translator Jessica Cohen

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    Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker International prize…scoops £50,000 prize to be shared with translator Jessica Cohen

    “Grossman, a bestselling writer of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books who has been translated into 36 languages, will share the £50,000 prize with his English translator, Jessica Cohen. Cohen had previously worked with Grossman on 2008’s To the End of the Land, which was deemed ‘without question one of the most powerful and moving novels I have ever read’ by British critic Jacqueline Rose.”

    Read more: http://bit.ly/ManBookerAuthorTranslator

    Scoops £50,000 prize to be shared with translator Jessica Cohen.
    THEGUARDIAN.COM
  3. Bilingual Children Are Better at Recognizing Voices

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    Bilingual Children Are Better at Recognizing Voices

    “Bilingual children have a perceptual advantage when processing information about a talker’s voice. This advantage exists in the social aspect of speech perception, where the focus is not on processing the linguistic information, but instead on processing information about who is talking.”

    Read on: http://bit.ly/RecognizingVoices

  4. In an age of Brexit and closing borders we need to embrace multilingualism

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    In an age of Brexit and closing borders we need to embrace multilingualism

    “Being able to speak to people in their own tongue instantly breaks down hostility and broadens the mind. But in the age of Brexit, the acquisition of other languages has become a political act. Andy Martin wonders was there ever a Big Bang moment when we all understood each other?”

    Read on: http://bit.ly/EmbraceMultilingualism

  5. Translation technology usage in university translation courses: beyond word processors

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    Translation technology usage in university translation courses: beyond word processors

    “Technology and translation have evolved together in the last years, challenging translators to be constantly updating their software together with their IT skills to keep up to the market’s expectations. But is this evolution integrated in Translation university courses?”

    Read more: http://bit.ly/TechnologyTranslationCourses

    —beyond word processors.
    TERMCOORD.EU