Archive: Sat Aug 2019

  1. The revival of a second Greek language

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    The revival of a second Greek language

    “The language of the Pontic Greeks—ethnic Greeks who settled on the coast of the Turkish Black Sea—evolved completely differently to the language in their homeland.”

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    The language of the Pontic Greeks – ethnic Greeks who settled on the coast of the Turkish Black Sea – evolved completely differently to the language in their homeland.
  2. Understanding the challenging world of the literary translator

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    Understanding the challenging world of the literary translator

    “English translations of Japanese books have found an enthusiastic audience around the world, but the contribution of the translator is sometimes overlooked in discussions and reviews in the English media. While the author is undoubtedly the star of the show, the translator’s role is much more than that of a bit player. The job comes with its own set of challenges.”

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    JAPANTIMES.CO.JP
    English translations of Japanese books have found an enthusiastic audience around the world, and while the author is undoubtedly the star of the show, the translator’s role should not be underestimated.
  3. How “Carpe Diem” Got Lost in Translation

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    How “Carpe Diem” Got Lost in Translation

    “‘Carpe Diem’ doesn’t actually mean ‘seize the day.’ The fact that we understand it that way suggests we are more traditional than we like to admit.”

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    DAILY.JSTOR.ORG
    “Carpe Diem” doesn’t actually mean “seize the day.” The fact that we understand it that way suggests we are more traditional than we like to admit.
  4. Women in Translation Month: The movement trying to get more books written by females translated into English

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    Women in Translation Month: The movement trying to get more books written by females translated into English

    “Only about 30 per cent of new books translated into English were written by women in 2016, so book blogger Meytal Radzinski set out to change that.”

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    THENATIONAL.AE
    Only about 30 per cent of new books translated into English were written by women in 2016, so book blogger Meytal Radzinski set out to change that
  5. ATA Position Statement on California Assembly Bill 5

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    ATA Position Statement on California Assembly Bill 5

    The California State Assembly recently passed a bill that ATA believes will improperly classify the majority of the association’s members as employees, when in fact they are independent contractors….In support of our California-based colleagues, ATA has issued a statement requesting that an exemption be made for professional translators and interpreters.

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  6. August 9, 2019 commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples worldwide

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    August 9, 2019 commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples worldwide

    “This year, the celebration of the international day will be dedicated to the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019.”

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    EN.IYIL2019.ORG
    The date marks the day of the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.
  7. Women in Translation Month: Always Doing

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    Women in Translation Month: Always Doing

    “Hey there! I’m Kazen and welcome to Always Doing. Yes, we’re a week into #WiTMonth, but that doesn’t stop me from sharing my pile of possibilities! And what a pile.”

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    [CC] Hey there! I’m Kazen and welcome to Always Doing. Yes, we’re a week into #WiTMonth, but that doesn’t stop me from sharing my pile of possibilities! And …