Archive: Sep 2017

  1. English Translations of Obscure Medieval Texts Go Online

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    English Translations of Obscure Medieval Texts Go Online

    “Images from medieval manuscripts have had something of a revival on social media, with viral accounts sharing their strange scenes of bizarre beasts or cavorting knights and monks. Yet the reading of those manuscripts by non-scholars remains low, partly due to a lack of access. The recently launched Global Medieval Sourcebook (GMS), curated by Stanford University faculty and students, offers English versions of previously untranslated Middle Ages literature.”

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  2. A guide to the lost art of learning a language before you travel

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    A guide to the lost art of learning a language before you travel

    “Trying your mouth at the native tongue isn’t just about finding the nearest restroom….Attempting to speak the local language is also a show of respect, especially if your trip involves any local hosts, and especially if the language isn’t widely spoken (for example, Hungarian or Tajik). And to do it right, you’ll want more than just a phrase book you bought at the airport. Here are some tips.”

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    “It’s about more than ordering dinner.”
    QZ.COM
  3. ‘Sesame Street’ Turns ‘Despacito’ Into A Bilingual Ode To Rubber Ducks

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    ‘Sesame Street’ Turns ‘Despacito’ Into A Bilingual Ode To Rubber Ducks

    “On Monday, Sesame Street posted a parody of Luis Fonsi’s mega hit. In the video, Ernie and Rosita sing about their love of el patito in both English and Spanish.”

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    Ernie really loves his patito! 🎶 🐥
    HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
  4. Five Steps to Make your Freelance Translator CV Stand Out

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    Five Steps to Make your Freelance Translator CV Stand Out

    “To help you out, I have written down some of my notes about why some translators’ CVs were shortlisted and others were not. It is my hope that this will help you to design your resume better for the next time you are introducing yourself to potential clients.”

    Five steps—

    “Keep in mind the perspective of your reader when writing a CV or resume.”
    ATASAVVYNEWCOMER.ORG
  5. Interview: Lucy North on Translating Japanese Women Writers

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    Interview: Lucy North on Translating Japanese Women Writers

    “There are many bridges and platforms yet to build, I feel, in Japanese literature. Publishers in Japan are beginning to listen more to and trust translators as ambassadors of their writers’ work, even those of us who aren’t in the academic world, which is to be welcomed.”

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  6. How Exercise Could Help You Learn a New Language

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    How Exercise Could Help You Learn a New Language

    “Many scientists suspect that exercise alters the biology of the brain in ways that make it more malleable and receptive to new information, a process that scientists refer to as plasticity. But many questions have remained unanswered about movement and learning, including whether exercise is most beneficial before, during or after instruction and how much and what types of exercise might be best.”

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