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The revival of a second Greek language

Aug 24, 2019

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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Understanding the challenging world of the literary translator

Aug 24, 2019

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 …

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Life as a Bilingual—Understanding Language Loss

Aug 24, 2019

Life as a Bilingual—Understanding Language Loss
“Languages can be acquired but they can also be lost. In this post, an expert on the topic of language attrition in bilinguals tells us about it.”
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How “Carpe Diem” Got Lost in Translation

Aug 24, 2019

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

Aug 24, 2019

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 …

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ATA Position Statement on California Assembly Bill 5

Aug 24, 2019

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 …

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

Aug 24, 2019

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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Women in Translation Month: Always Doing

Aug 24, 2019

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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Using language to make the world of fossil fuels strange and ugly

Aug 24, 2019

Using language to make the world of fossil fuels strange and ugly
“Feminist and critical race scholars taught us this lesson in other realms. Language matters because it helps us to construct our reality. Adjectives or the lack thereof …

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Welcome to Women in Translation Month!

Aug 24, 2019

Welcome to Women in Translation Month!
“It’s August, and that means Women in Translation Month (#WITMonth) is finally here.”
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