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2017 Conference Scholarship Contest Mohamad Anwar Annual IMIA Conference Scholarship- MAAICS

Mar 03, 2017

2017 Conference Scholarship Contest
Mohamad Anwar Annual IMIA Conference Scholarship- MAAICS

These scholarships are annually awarded and the recipients announced at the end of February each year. The scholarships allow for two (2) active International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) …

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Artist Transforms Arabic Words To Illustrate What They Actually Mean

Mar 03, 2017

Artist Transforms Arabic Words To Illustrate What They Actually Mean
“[Mahmoud] Tammam has manipulated the sloping curves and dots of the Arabic characters into the bodies of animals, pieces of fruit, and distant landscapes so even if you can’t read …

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Will Translators Ever Be Obsolete?

Mar 02, 2017

Will Translators Ever Be Obsolete?
“As I wrote above, translators do not just transcribe words into a new language. We promote and facilitate communication across linguistic and cultural barriers. We therefore have a responsibility to help our customers understand how …

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Do North and South Korea speak the same language?

Mar 02, 2017

Do North and South Korea speak the same language? Yes, but not quite—The first short stories smuggled out of North Korea represent a unique challenge for their translator, Deborah Smith
“One question I’ve often been asked since I started learning …

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What Makes Someone a Native Speaker?

Mar 02, 2017

What Makes Someone a Native Speaker?
“Moving to the U.S. introduced me to a range of people expressing surprise at my English skills, from Uber drivers to fellow journalists. Coming up with various answers for an incessant stream of ‘your …

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How Pixar Changes Movies for International Audiences

Mar 02, 2017

How Pixar Changes Movies for International Audiences
“In addition to translating the language in their titles and dialogue, movies like Up can also wind up replacing imagery to make it more accessible to foreign-language viewers. The change jar in Up, …

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Using Multiple Languages to Support Bilingual Learners

Mar 02, 2017

Using Multiple Languages to Support Bilingual Learners
“How do you address the needs of multilingual learners when they are developing emergent literacy skills in not one, but sometimes two, or three languages? How could you use multiple languages to help …

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Translators Win Big Across Europe

Feb 25, 2017

Translators Win Big Across Europe

by Florian Faes on February 24, 2017
1 day ago
Industry News

The European Commission announces the winners of its annual student translation competition, which saw over 3,200 entries from …

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Kim Shouler Joins Conversis—the Week in Language Industry Hires

Feb 25, 2017

Kim Shouler Joins Conversis—the Week in Language Industry Hires

by Marion Marking on February 22, 2017
3 days ago
People Moves

Conversis has a new Account Director, Summa Linguae takes on a Consultant of Business …

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Surprise: The Humans Won

Feb 25, 2017

Technology

Surprise: The Humans Won

by Gerard Castañeda on February 21, 2017

 
Surprise: The Humans Won

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