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Why the hand of the literary translator is everywhere

Apr 11, 2017

Why the hand of the literary translator is everywhere
“I’ve been curious about whether some language communities export better than others ever since I learnt they go stone bananas for Donna Tartt in the Netherlands. But MacLehose says it’s …

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Bilingual babies. How does a child learn two languages at the same time?

Apr 11, 2017

Bilingual babies. How does a child learn two languages at the same time?
“What do we know about the way babies learn to speak, particularly in bilingual households? A lot of scientists refer to their work as their ‘baby,’ …

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Three Translators Respond to “Arrival”

Apr 11, 2017

Three Translators Respond to “Arrival”
“We asked three top translators to watch [the movie] Arrival and to give us their two cents (via email) on the linguacentric feature: Hillary Gulley, translator from the Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, and instructor …

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Critics say these are the best books translated into English from foreign languages this year

Apr 11, 2017

Critics say these are the best books translated into English from foreign languages this year
“Through fiction, British boarding schools and American gym classes have been exported around the world. But what about stories from rural Poland, or the …

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7 Things a Chief Interpreter Wishes You Knew

Apr 11, 2017

7 Things a Chief Interpreter Wishes You Knew
“You are not a machine. Think communicate, rather than interpret, and do not be afraid to contribute the attributes that make you a unique enabler. But remember that good communicators make …

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Bad language: why being bilingual makes swearing easier

Apr 11, 2017

Bad language: why being bilingual makes swearing easier
“Many bilinguals report ‘feeling less’ in their second language; it does not bear the same emotional weight as your native language. Feeling less emotionally connected to your second language might make …

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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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