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May 20, 2018

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ATI Newsletter Spring 2018

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Did humans speak through cave art? Ancient drawings and language’s origins

May 06, 2018

Did humans speak through cave art? Ancient drawings and language’s origins
“When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor. More precisely, some specific features of cave art may provide …

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Translator Elisabeth Jaquette is determined to spread the word about Arab storytelling

May 06, 2018

Translator Elisabeth Jaquette is determined to spread the word about Arab storytelling
“Jaquette says she’s been commissioned by publishers, but most of her projects have been of her own choosing. First and foremost, she looks for books that are …

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12 signs you’ve totally nailed the Spanish language

May 06, 2018

12 signs you’ve totally nailed the Spanish language
“How do you know when you’ve really mastered the Spanish language? If you can tick off most of the signs on this list, then you’ll be well on your way.”
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Scam Alert

May 06, 2018

Scam Alert
“ATA Headquarters has noticed a recent spike in scam reports from members. Taking steps to safeguard your identity and minimize the risk from scammers is not as difficult as it sounds, but it takes diligence.”
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Arabic literature presents political, artistic trials to translators

May 06, 2018

Arabic literature presents political, artistic trials to translators
“For Al-Attabi, all translation is political, because all translation happens within certain power relations. ‘The choice to translate colloquial Iraqi poetry is itself a consciously political decision…because I am promoting this …

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Study proposes practical solution to challenges faced by bilingual children

May 06, 2018

Study proposes practical solution to challenges faced by bilingual children
“Researchers have made a major breakthrough in the assessment of language development among bilingual families and in the identification of those children who require extra support to improve their …

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Japan Is Cracking Down On Illegal Translation Groups

May 06, 2018

Japan Is Cracking Down On Illegal Translation Groups
“Japanese police are coming down hard on a supposed underground ring that’s working to translate and post Japanese content on social media for free, which as you can imagine is costing …

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Copyediting for Stand-Out Style in Any Translation

May 06, 2018

Copyediting for Stand-Out Style in Any Translation
“‘Style’—what a vague term! But don’t despair. Just answer a few simple questions at the start of every project to define your copyediting goals and provide consistent, quality work every time.”
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How Americans preserved British English

May 06, 2018

How Americans preserved British English
“It makes for a great story: when settlers moved from England to the Americas from the 17th Century, their speech patterns stuck in place. That was particularly true in more isolated parts of the …

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