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Rope

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It was not an ordinary exhibition to begin with. It was not held within the white cube of a gallery or in a crumbling warehouse or deconsecrated church or any other of those distressed locations th...
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Strange feelings of exposure...

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Translators Anonymous

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This blog is run by two translators who sometimes lovingly have a go at each other's languages....
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5 Tips to Surviving as a Freelancer With Inconsistent Income | JWAlfonso Alfonso Interpreting

5 Tips to Surviving as a Freelancer With Inconsistent Income | JWAlfonso Alfonso Interpreting | Language in action | Scoop.it
Ah, the joys of freelancing: working when you want to, wearing your comfy clothes, setting your own schedule, being your ...
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yet another myth?

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Clearing up the Top 10 Myths About Translation

Clearing up the Top 10 Myths About Translation | Language in action | Scoop.it
The professions with the widest vocabulary, such as doctors and lawyers, use about 23,000 words. Interpreters and translators who work for these specialized professions often use this kind of advanced technical vocabulary in two languages.
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360 view on the profession

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Lost in Translation — Concordia University Magazine Features

Lost in Translation — Concordia University Magazine Features | Language in action | Scoop.it
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On culture and translation

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Objectives_template

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conceptualizations for translators

 

translator as traitor

invisible translator

 

how can transltors be so present as traitors and so absent as invisible agents...

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Stefanos Christoforos's comment, January 31, 2013 4:25 AM
Lecture notes on the theory of translation. Among which: Ortega y Gasset's take on translator as traitor: a “shy character” who lacks the courage of the writer and who “will place the translated author in the prison of normal expression"
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Afghan Culture Guides Need To Cut Insider Attacks

Afghan Culture Guides Need To Cut Insider Attacks | Language in action | Scoop.it
By Amie Ferris-Rotman KABUL, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Afghan Defence Ministry officials, trying to stop the alarming increase in 'insider' attacks, have given their troops tips on foreign culture, telling them not to be offended by a...
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At war with culture

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Languages and Entrepreneurship. A Guide for Students.

Languages and Entrepreneurship. A Guide for Students. | Language in action | Scoop.it
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Languages and starting up a business

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Languages at War home page - University of Reading

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Visit the languages at war website the aim of this project is to investigate policies and practices of language contacts in conflicts, the work of interpreters and translators in Second war world and Bosnia Hilary Footitt...
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Languages, military and war

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Stefanos Christoforos's comment, January 23, 2013 10:58 AM
Intriguing topics. Some of the case studies have been published in a (very expensive) volume, but enough of the book can be browsed on Amazon to get a sense of their work. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0230368778/ref=rdr_ext_tmb