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How the English language has evolved like a living creature

Dec 02, 2017

How the English language has evolved like a living creature
“Some linguists think of language as a living thing: It grows and changes, and every time a child learns it, the language reproduces itself. Now, a team of researchers …

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The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English

Dec 02, 2017

The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English—The classicist Emily Wilson has given Homer’s epic a radically contemporary voice
“Throughout her translation of the ‘Odyssey,’ Wilson has made small but, it turns out, radical changes to …

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Letter of Recommendation: Translation

Dec 02, 2017

Letter of Recommendation: Translation
“Translation makes my struggle with Spanish seem natural, even tender. Even if your relationship with another language is strained, translation can transform your anxieties—doubt, dependence, hypervigilance—into the virtues of an artist. And the person whose …

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Without Good Interpreters, Refugees Are Lost in an Information Void

Dec 02, 2017

Without Good Interpreters, Refugees Are Lost in an Information Void
“Humanitarian interpreters are in short supply, undermining effective refugee response in countries like Greece, writes Julie Jalloul of Translators without Borders, which is launching a new platform to help …

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ATI Elections are around the corner!

Nov 10, 2017

Dear ATI Member, Linguist or Language Professional:
It’s that time of the year once again. The ATI Board is in need of your help! If you like what the ATI represents and you have it in you to help the …

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Love Your Translator: How Translation Can Boost Your Business

Oct 23, 2017

Love Your Translator: How Translation Can Boost Your Business
“To commemorate the invaluable contributions of translators to successful international relations, the UN declared September 30 as International Translation Day, a holiday already celebrated by the International Federation of Translators …

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This Bilingual Storytelling Project Celebrates America’s Diversity

Oct 23, 2017

This Bilingual Storytelling Project Celebrates America’s Diversity
“Organizers told participants there is no need to provide extra context to their stories to suit an English-speaking audience―or as the group’s press release put it: There is ‘no code-switching, no translation …

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These moms couldn’t find bilingual children’s books, so they made some

Oct 23, 2017

These moms couldn’t find bilingual children’s books, so they made some
“There was no books at that time that I felt really represented our Latino culture, our elements, our stories and celebrations.”
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Questions to Ask Before You Accept a Translation Project

Oct 23, 2017

Questions to Ask Before You Accept a Translation Project

“It is impossible to anticipate every issue or question that may arise during the course of a translation project, but one thing you can do to be prepared before you …

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Blind people repurpose the brain’s visual areas for language

Oct 23, 2017

Blind people repurpose the brain’s visual areas for language
“Neurons in the part of the brain normally responsible for vision synchronise their activity to the sounds of speech in blind people, says Olivier Collignon at the Catholic University of …

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