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Little green men to the men in black: alien words in the OED

Little green men to the men in black: alien words in the OED | In translation | Scoop.it
When responding to the argument that extraterrestrial life cannot exist because humans have not found it yet, Neil deGrasse Tyson—the well-known Americ
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Translating ACHOO! — How to sneeze in 10 different languages

Translating ACHOO! — How to sneeze in 10 different languages | In translation | Scoop.it
Translating ACHOO! — How to sneeze in 10 different languages. February 3, 2014 | By Abraham | 2 Comments. Last year, cartoonist James Chapman showed us what different animals sound like in a variety of languages.
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Does English still borrow words from other languages?

 

English language has "borrowed" words for centuries. But is it now lending more than it's taking, asks Philip Durkin, deputy chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.

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The History of Computer Language Translation

The History of Computer Language Translation | In translation | Scoop.it
We're starting to take for granted the number of tools that translate from one human language to another – not least of which are the translations included in Web browsers – even when they do an imperfect job.
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Tirocini - traduzione

Il Parlamento europeo offre ai candidati che siano già titolari, prima della data limite di presentazione dell'atto di candidatura, di un diploma di fine studi secondari corrispondente al livello di accesso all'Università o che abbiano compiuto studi superiori o tecnici di pari livello, la possibilità di effettuare tirocini di formazione alla traduzione.

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Machine Translation will not take your job, honest!

It’s a common theme. In [5, 10, 20] years, machine translation (MT) will be so good that there will be no human translators left. And, indeed, there are some trends that make this idea look temptin...
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A glossary of Twitter terms - Boston.com

A glossary of Twitter terms - Boston.com | In translation | Scoop.it

What's in a tweet? To start, 140 characters, including spaces. Then there are the acronyms, symbols and Twitter-specific lingo that could look like alphabet soup to the uninitiated.

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Cute cats could be key to learning new languages

Cute cats could be key to learning new languages | In translation | Scoop.it

Amusing photos of cats may provide hours of entertainment for people browsing online but can they be used to help people remember things?

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Doctor Who, in an Exciting Adventure with the Lexicographers (part 1)

Doctor Who, in an Exciting Adventure with the Lexicographers (part 1) | In translation | Scoop.it
If you could touch the alien sand and hear the cry of strange birds and watch them wheel in another sky, would that satisfy you? FIRST LEXICOGRAPHER:
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'No quick fix' for Guernsey French language decline

'No quick fix' for Guernsey French language decline | In translation | Scoop.it

There is "no quick fix" for the long-term decline of Guernsey French as a language, according to a member of the commission set up to protect it.

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Is banning slang counterproductive?

Is banning slang counterproductive? | In translation | Scoop.it
In a recent round-up of language in the news, we linked to a story about slang being banned from certain parts of a London school – though as usual in such
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Métier : Pourquoi le métier de traducteur séduit-il moins les jeunes ?

Métier : Pourquoi le métier de traducteur séduit-il moins les jeunes ? | In translation | Scoop.it
Les faits : La journée mondiale de la traduction a été célébrée le 30 septembre. Prétexte saisi par Le «Matin» pour aborder la situation de l’exercice de la profession au Maroc. Quelles sont les compétences pour être un bon traducteur ?
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«Un traduttore onesto, 4 euro a cartella...» | Kommunika

«Un traduttore onesto, 4 euro a cartella...» | Kommunika | In translation | Scoop.it
Rispondiamo a un commento pervenuto a Kommunika nei giorni scorsi, da parte di chi cerca un «traduttore con prezzi onesti...»

Via Clara Giampietro
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Clara Giampietro's curator insight, October 30, 2013 6:13 AM

"I professionisti chiedono troppo": quando soggetto e verbo concordano solo grammaticalmente. #xl8

 

*Grazie a @LucaLovisolo, #Kommunica

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Seen from Here / Vue d'ici: Translation: Bigger than a Blooper

Seen from Here / Vue d'ici: Translation: Bigger than a Blooper | In translation | Scoop.it

Since July, at least four companies have endured embarrassing publicity due to ill-considered decisions in which translation has played a role. No doubt, some of these incidents have already been enshrined in the translation bloopers hall of shame.

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Il lavoro del traduttore: paghe misere e poche tutele

Il lavoro del traduttore: paghe misere e poche tutele | In translation | Scoop.it
Il lavoro del traduttore, come gran parte dei mestieri intellettuali, rientra nella categoria delle attività da non consigliare: le paghe sono misere,...
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Google admits 'garbage in, garbage out' translation problem

Google admits 'garbage in, garbage out' translation problem | In translation | Scoop.it

Google's ever-so-clever Google Translate service may be falling foul of a problem known to grizzled engineers across the globe: garbage in, garbage out.

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Sul tradurre in inglese l'italiano

Sul tradurre in inglese l'italiano | In translation | Scoop.it
Un esperto traduttore americano spiega che il difficile non sono le lingue diverse: sono i mondi diversi
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From 'Preggers' to 'Pizzle': Android's Bizarre List of Banned Words

From 'Preggers' to 'Pizzle': Android's Bizarre List of Banned Words | In translation | Scoop.it
The latest version of Android contains a baffling list of more than 1,400 English words that Google has quietly deemed inappropriate. Here's a look some of the more bizarre examples that Google's predictive algorithm has been instructed to ignore.
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12 Mistakes Nearly Everyone Who Writes About Grammar Mistakes Makes

12 Mistakes Nearly Everyone Who Writes About Grammar Mistakes Makes | In translation | Scoop.it
There are a lot of bad grammar posts in the world. These days, anyone with a blog and a bunch of pet peeves can crank out a click-bait listicle of supposed grammar errors.
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Do We Need So Many Re-translations of Classics? : Publishing Perspectives

They're relatively cheap to do and since they're always in demand by universities, but for readers, is there such a thing as too many translations of classics?
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On translating Camus

On translating Camus | In translation | Scoop.it

Sandra Smith, the translator of the latest Penguin Classics edition of The Outsider and a fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, answers questions about Camus and translation.

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At last interpreters and translators meet to talk about the state of the profession.

Dear colleagues: As interpreters and translators we have been gathering for decades in workshops, conferences, and professional associations.  We are lucky to have so many places where we can impro...
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Huh? The universal word that says confusion

Huh? The universal word that says confusion | In translation | Scoop.it
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Huh? The universal word that says confusion
Sydney Morning Herald
Researchers travelled to cities and remote villages on five continents, visiting native speakers of 10 very different languages.
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Does Translated Fiction Too Often Cater to Cliché?

Does Translated Fiction Too Often Cater to Cliché? | In translation | Scoop.it
Do all French novels in English translation have to be set in a Paris Hemingway would still recognize? Or all Israeli novels focus on the mideast conflict?
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Salume? Gelée? Order confidently with our contemporary restaurant glossary

Salume? Gelée? Order confidently with our contemporary restaurant glossary | In translation | Scoop.it
Salume? Gelée? Order confidently with our contemporary restaurant glossary
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Used to be the prices were the most intimidating part of a menu.
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Non-standard English and the New Tribalism

Dave Frohnmayer, President Emeritus of the University of Oregon, defines the New Tribalism as the growth of a politics based upon narrow concerns, rooted in the exploitation of divisions of class, cash, gender, region, religion, ethnicity, morality...
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