Archive: Mon Oct 2017

  1. Love Your Translator: How Translation Can Boost Your Business

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    Love Your Translator: How Translation Can Boost Your Business

    “To commemorate the invaluable contributions of translators to successful international relations, the UN declared September 30 as International Translation Day, a holiday already celebrated by the International Federation of Translators since 1953. In honor of this global event, here are 4 reasons why business professionals should consider a human translator to achieve their international endeavors.”

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  2. Questions to Ask Before You Accept a Translation Project

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    Questions to Ask Before You Accept a Translation Project

    “It is impossible to anticipate every issue or question that may arise during the course of a translation project, but one thing you can do to be prepared before you get started is ask a lot of questions. Below are a number of questions you should keep in mind each time you receive a new project request (especially from a new client), so that you can be sure to avoid any surprises or problems down the road.”

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  3. Blind people repurpose the brain’s visual areas for language

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    Blind people repurpose the brain’s visual areas for language

    “Neurons in the part of the brain normally responsible for vision synchronise their activity to the sounds of speech in blind people, says Olivier Collignon at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. ‘It’s a strong argument that the organisation of the language system…is not constrained by our genetic blueprint alone,’ he says.”

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    For the first time, language processing has been detected in areas of the brain that usually process vision, highlighting the organ’s extraordinary flexibility
    NEWSCIENTIST.COM
  4. Lost Languages Discovered in One of the World’s Oldest Continuously Run Libraries

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    Lost Languages Discovered in One of the World’s Oldest Continuously Run Libraries—The centuries-old texts were erased, and then written over, by monks at Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt

    “[P]erhaps the most intriguing finds are the manuscripts written in obscure languages that fell out of use many centuries ago. Two of the erased texts, for instance, were inked in Caucasian Albanian, a language spoken by Christians in what is now Azerbaijan. According to Sarah Laskow of Atlas Obscura, Caucasian Albanian only exists today in a few stone inscriptions.”

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    “Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, Egypt.”
    SMITHSONIANMAG.COM
  5. September 30 is International Translation Day!

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    September 30 is International Translation Day!

    Around the world, in countless languages, linguists celebrate their profession and the importance of their work on International Translation Day.

    Congratulations from the American Translators Association on a job well done!

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  6. “One doesn’t translate the words but life and human beings.” An Interview with Mireille Gansel

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    “One doesn’t translate the words but life and human beings.” An Interview with Mireille Gansel

    “I would recommend that young translators should indeed leave their computers and offices and start going away to meet, if possible, with the authors or at least know their surroundings so as to understand the context. One doesn’t translate the words but life and human beings.”

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    An Interview with Mireille Gansel.
    BOOKWITTY.COM