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Meet the ‘Unsung Hero’ Who Interpreted for President Trump During His 1-on-1 With Kim Jong Un

Jun 24, 2018

Meet the ‘Unsung Hero’ Who Interpreted for President Trump During His 1-on-1 With Kim Jong Un
“[Yun Hyang Lee] doesn’t try to be the star of the show, she says in the background….She’s very attuned to getting the interpretation …

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Egyptian linguist Hussein Mahmoud: ‘Translation is the best medium for dialogue between civilisations’

Jun 24, 2018

Egyptian linguist Hussein Mahmoud: ‘Translation is the best medium for dialogue between civilisations’
“Through translation, one nation can form a better mental image of another nation. Translation is like immigration but through literature…It is physically impossible for Naguib Mahfouz …

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Study Reveals Brain Activity Patterns Underlying Fluent Speech

Jun 24, 2018

Study Reveals Brain Activity Patterns Underlying Fluent Speech
“The findings, which extend previous studies on how the brain interprets the sounds of spoken language, could help guide the creation of new generation of prosthetic devices for those who are …

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Greatest Women in Translation: Jen Calleja (interview)

Jun 24, 2018

Greatest Women in Translation: Jen Calleja (interview)
“Coming from a DIY music and grassroots activism background has informed my compulsion to demystify translation and empower people to try translating who may not have thought it was—as a thing or …

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The Pressures Of Being An Interpreter At A High-Stakes Summit

Jun 24, 2018

The Pressures Of Being An Interpreter At A High-Stakes Summit
“In closed-door meetings at the highest level, interpreters face the pressures of global diplomacy.”
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Strikes by interpreters to disrupt European Parliament

Jun 24, 2018

Strikes by interpreters to disrupt European Parliament
“Changes to working conditions spark protests.”
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Artist Uses Clever Illustrations To Show Us the Difference Between Homophones

Jun 24, 2018

Artist Uses Clever Illustrations To Show Us the Difference Between Homophones
“On his blog called Homophones, Weakly, Bruce Worden uses minimalistic illustrations to help us understand the differences between homophones (each of two or more words having the same …

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The huge benefits of working in your second language

Jun 24, 2018

The huge benefits of working in your second language
“As I write this, I have a dictionary open in front of me because I have learned to mistrust my ideas about what some words mean. But there is a …

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How children’s picturebooks can disrupt existing language hierarchies

Jun 24, 2018

How children’s picturebooks can disrupt existing language hierarchies
“As a sociolinguist, I am interested in the representation of languages in bilingual picturebooks. This not only reflects existing attitudes towards languages, but it can also be powerful in shaping future …

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Do Dogs Really Prefer Baby Talk? You Might Be Surprised.

Jun 24, 2018

Do Dogs Really Prefer Baby Talk? You Might Be Surprised.
“Commonplace among languages around the world, baby talk involves speaking to infants in a high-pitched, exaggerated way. It’s thought to help babies learn language, for example by making vowels …

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