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Translator competence—Translators and the need for speed

Jun 25, 2017

Translator competence—Translators and the need for speed

“In many translator education courses, the focus is placed firmly on encouraging students to reflect fully, to analyze deeply, and to weigh options carefully before committing to a translation strategy, a terminological …

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Wonder Woman Speaks All Languages, Bends Perception of Time

Jun 19, 2017

Wonder Woman Speaks All Languages, Bends Perception of Time
“Wonder Woman is a superhero of many talents: She’s got incredible strength and speed, and she seems to be both indestructible and immortal. But her most underrated skill of all …

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Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker International prize…scoops £50,000 prize to be shared with translator Jessica Cohen

Jun 19, 2017

Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker International prize…scoops £50,000 prize to be shared with translator Jessica Cohen
“Grossman, a bestselling writer of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books who has been translated into 36 languages, will share the £50,000 …

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Bilingual Children Are Better at Recognizing Voices

Jun 19, 2017

Bilingual Children Are Better at Recognizing Voices
“Bilingual children have a perceptual advantage when processing information about a talker’s voice. This advantage exists in the social aspect of speech perception, where the focus is not on processing the linguistic …

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In an age of Brexit and closing borders we need to embrace multilingualism

Jun 19, 2017

In an age of Brexit and closing borders we need to embrace multilingualism
“Being able to speak to people in their own tongue instantly breaks down hostility and broadens the mind. But in the age of Brexit, the acquisition …

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Which language would ease our way in the post-Brexit world?

Jun 19, 2017

Which language would ease our way in the post-Brexit world?
“European leaders tell us: ‘English is losing importance.’ So which language should students learn to give themselves the best chance of success?”
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10 Russian words impossible to translate into English

Jun 19, 2017

10 Russian words impossible to translate into English
“The English language has more than 1 million words. Nevertheless, it’s difficult to find an exact translation for certain Russian words, especially if the meaning is related to the enigmatic ‘Russian …

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Translation technology usage in university translation courses: beyond word processors

Jun 19, 2017

Translation technology usage in university translation courses: beyond word processors

“Technology and translation have evolved together in the last years, challenging translators to be constantly updating their software together with their IT skills to keep up to the market’s …

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Interpreters play a vital role in immigration courts—but their rights are being violated, labor board says

Jun 14, 2017

Interpreters play a vital role in immigration courts—but their rights are being violated, labor board says

“The company tapped by the federal government to provide interpreters in immigration court wrongly classified employees as independent contractors and fired those …

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From Seaspeak to Singlish: celebrating other kinds of English

Jun 14, 2017

From Seaspeak to Singlish: celebrating other kinds of English
“Grammar rules have their place, of course, insofar as they offer a framework for precision and comprehension. But rules can be learned to be broken, leading to the formation of …

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