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Why These Mexican Writers Are Ditching Spanish for Ancient Languages

Sep 02, 2017

Why These Mexican Writers Are Ditching Spanish for Ancient Languages
“[A]s we are frequently reminded, the political starts with the personal: Natalia Toledo says that above all, ‘I write in Zapotec because it’s my right.’”
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The 10 Coolest Jobs You Can Get By Learning a Foreign Language

Sep 02, 2017

The 10 Coolest Jobs You Can Get By Learning a Foreign Language
“Did you grow up playing Nintendo? Now you can make money playing it. Companies like Nintendo are always looking for in-game translators that can translate from English …

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All the things we’ve lost in translation

Sep 02, 2017

All the things we’ve lost in translation
“It pains me to know that I have fallen in love with words, without ever knowing what the writer had meant to say in their original tongue. But maybe that’s okay. Maybe …

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Meet The 25-Year-Old Israeli Scientist Who Created Women In Translation Month

Sep 02, 2017

Meet The 25-Year-Old Israeli Scientist Who Created Women In Translation Month
“The founder of Women in Translation Month is 25-year-old Israeli biology grad student Meytal Radzinski, a young woman who left Israel for northern California at four, returned at …

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Bilingual babies listen to languages—and don’t get confused

Sep 02, 2017

Bilingual babies listen to languages—and don’t get confused
“In a new study, an international team of researchers, including those from Princeton University, report that bilingual infants as young as 20 months of age efficiently and accurately process two languages.”

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Can you bring a language back from the dead?

Sep 02, 2017

Can you bring a language back from the dead?
“Languages linger in myriad ways…and are even sometimes resuscitated by a single impassioned activist, such as Jessie Little Doe Baird, who revived an Algonquian language, Wampanoag, after 150 years of …

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7 Latinos Share The Struggles Of Being Bilingual In Hilarious Video

Sep 02, 2017

7 Latinos Share The Struggles Of Being Bilingual In Hilarious Video
“When you grow up being bilingual, you quickly learn that constantly switching between two languages comes with its own set of challenges.”
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Translation Is Essential to Save the Children’s International Aid Work

Sep 02, 2017

Translation Is Essential to Save the Children’s International Aid Work
“One of the key challenges in translation that the organization is constantly grappling with is expertise in translation of rare languages. ‘We want the voices of children throughout the …

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Fighting Words With The Unabomber

Aug 23, 2017

Fighting Words With The Unabomber
“Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! These are not generally words one associates with linguistics. And yet it turns out in some of the world’s most baffling criminal cases—notorious kidnappings, domestic terrorism, thinly veiled threats and collusion, …

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The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today

Aug 23, 2017

The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today
“Oldies and goodies: Check out our list of the ten oldest languages in the world.”
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