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Is experience no longer a factor in choosing a translator?

Translation is not a field in which experience always pays off. When a company or an agency is looking for a translator, experience is often a factor, but it is never the only factor considered. As always, the best way to judge a translator is by the work they produce, not how long they have been doing it.
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Lingo 4.0, Terminology management system

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Terminology management application for creating and managing monolingual, bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries.
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MultiLingual:2015 Apr/May

Review of ABBYY SmartCAT http://t.co/filDRAsy9J Pages 12-14

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10 errori grammaticali ormai "in odore di canonizzazione" (e come non sbagliare più) - Il Libraio

10 errori grammaticali ormai "in odore di canonizzazione" (e come non sbagliare più) - Il Libraio | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Arriva in libreria "La situazione è grammatica - Perché facciamo errori. Perché è normale farli"
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Top 10 YouTube channels for translation technology « CATguru’s vlog

Top 10 YouTube channels for translation technology « CATguru’s vlog | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it

YouTube is one of the most popular social medias nowadays and many actors of the translation industry – both companies/organizations and individual translators – are using it to promote their products or their views. I have listed in the table below the top 10 channels (by number of subscribers), as per December 9th, 2014. Do let me know if you feel I have forgotten a popular channel!

 


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YourTerm's curator insight, March 17, 5:15 AM

#Youtube is playing an important role in the #translation industry

#terminology #linguistic

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Mind your language! Swearing around the world

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What makes a word profane, and how does cursing vary from place to place? James Harbeck explains. Warning: contains very strong language.
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Romanzi del passato? Dizionari del passato!

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Ti è mai capitato di tradurre testi di autori del passato, ad esempio dell'Ottocento?

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The greatest mistranslations ever

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After Google Translate’s latest update, BBC Culture finds history’s biggest language mistakes – including one that raised tensions in the Cold War.
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Glossary for the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

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This glossary has been reproduced (with some revisions) from Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms
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L'antiburocratese | Dizionario del parlar chiaro | Zanichelli Dizionari più

L'antiburocratese | Dizionario del parlar chiaro | Zanichelli Dizionari più | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it

La nuova rubrica dell’Osservatorio di Lingua Italiana che analizza esempi di italiano burocratico proponendone una riscrittura chiara, comprensibile, elegante.

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Le dico des mots qui n'existent pas (et qu'on utilise quand même) : A n'y rien comprendre !

Le dico des mots qui n'existent pas (et qu'on utilise quand même) : A n'y rien comprendre ! | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Nouveaux mots issus du langage commercial.

Dans la même veine que le dictionnaire du nouveau français, ce dico des mots qui n'existent pas (et qu'on utilise quand même), au jour d'aujourd'hui  risque d'effrayer les lecteurs ignorants du langage commercialo-informatico-managérial,  ceux-là mêmes qui se sentent également  éloignés du jargon markéto-cosmétique,  ou encore indifférents à l'univers des gamers , des joueurs de poker.

 

Si de plus, ces lecteurs ont (à regrets) un niveau limité en compréhension anglaise et une  petite aversion envers les journalistes sportifs, il est à parier que la plupart des mots de ce dictionnaire seront vite blacklistés, assurément pas additivés à leur vocabulaire usuel.

 

Hélàs, cette attitude, finalement plutôt attachiante, mais sans douteinentendable pour des adulescents kikoulol, des no-life, certains trentenaires orchidoclastes, pourtant swags et trendys, pourrait vite être prise pour de la mélonite aigue, voire pour une tendance à se pépériser.

 

 

Aussi, pour éviter tout barriérage, tout bashing de la part d'une génération, même si tout cela vous semble abracadabrantesque, acceptez, comme un private joke, de dire tchourissage ou cométissage(à propos de Philae) plutôt qu'atterrissage, de bilanter, de candidaterplutôt que de faire un bilan ou de poser votre candidature.

 

Osez raccourcir processus par process et vous deviendrez ainsi, lefacilitateur à liker sans avoir besoin pour cela de mettre en place un quelconque grenelle ou d'inviter à un cocktail déjeunatoire tous lesarchidominants qui vous insupportent mais semblent pourtant si epsilonesques.

 

 

 

 

Ainsi,  même sans devenir une personne bankable ou un follower averti, il vous  sera aisé demythonner votre âge, peut-être même d'aphoner un verre sans risquer l'émétophobie.

 

Dans cette France austéritaire, il est bon parfois de se laisser aller, de feignasser ou d'omnibuller, d'adopter un humour pythonesque face à cette faucuterie.

 

Sinon, plus sérieusement, préférez peut-être l'ouvrage de Jean Maillet, Langue française : arrêtez le massacre (L'Opportun)


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How Google "Translates" Pictures into Words Using Vector Space Mathematics | MIT Technology Review

How Google "Translates" Pictures into Words Using Vector Space Mathematics | MIT Technology Review | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Google engineers have trained a machine-learning algorithm to write picture captions using the same techniques it developed for language translation.
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Bourse de l’UE pour un partenariat stratégique concernant la formation des traducteurs littéraires | ATLAS (Association pour la promotion de la traduction littéraire)

Bourse de l’UE pour un partenariat stratégique concernant la formation des traducteurs littéraires | ATLAS (Association pour la promotion de la traduction littéraire) | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Bourse de l’UE pour un partenariat stratégique concernant la formation des traducteurs littéraires

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I’m so sorry! (The language of apologizing)

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by Kate Woodford From time to time, we all have to apologize (= say we are sorry for something we have done). This post looks at the language of saying sorry and also considers the way that peo...
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'Twittabolario', per giocare nel nome di Dante - Il Fatto Quotidiano

'Twittabolario', per giocare nel nome di Dante - Il Fatto Quotidiano | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Neologismi per gioco? Il muro portante di una creatività condivisa che possa ritenersi tale, soprattutto oggi, è da individuare nei luoghi d'incontro fra s
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Glossary of Stone Deterioration

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@ICOMOS #ISCS #Glossary of #Stone Deterioration now also available in #Czech #German #Japanese #Korean #Spanish http://t.co/5zkcfSMlbd


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English-Finnish-Russian: "EU-Russia Project Co-operation Glossary" - TermCoord Terminology Coordination Unit

English-Finnish-Russian: "EU-Russia Project Co-operation Glossary" - TermCoord Terminology Coordination Unit | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
A Glossary with Finnish and Russian terms related to the management of international projects. It provides Finnish and Russian definitions and notes for specific and problematic terms.
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French must drop 'ineffective barriers' against other languages – minister

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Culture secretary Fleur Pellerin issues volte-face over laws protecting native tongue from foreign invaders and upheld by Académie Française

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French culture minister, Fleur Pellerin, focused on dropping barriers against other languages: "France should not be afraid of foreign words and should consider outside influences enriching. Its language needed to wake up to the real world and not build unnecessary barriers to linguistic diversity".

 
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Top 12 des mots qui n’existent pas dans tous les dictionnaires, mais qu’on utilise quand même

Top 12 des mots qui n’existent pas dans tous les dictionnaires, mais qu’on utilise quand même | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
La langue française compte pas loin de 100.000 mots, et malgré tout on s'acharne à en inventer (et à en utiliser) de nouveaux. C'est bien sympa, mais le problème c'est que 1) ça n'est pas français 2)
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Linguee speeds up your terminology research

Linguee speeds up your terminology research | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Linguee launched a completely redesigned version last Monday, February 9, 2015. The new release features a more responsive interface that helps users to find their translations faster than ever.

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Say what?

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TALK into your phone in any of the big European languages and a Google app can now turn your words into a foreign language, either in text form or as an electronic...

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How will we speak in 100 years? There could be just 600 languages

How will we speak in 100 years?  There could be just 600 languages | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
A linguist at Columbia University has warned the advent of technologically-advanced translating tools will not be enough to save the diversity of Earth’s languages and some cultures will likely die out.
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Siti multilingue: il ruolo del traduttore nel team di produzione web

La traduzione di un sito web è un processo complesso che richiede competenze ricche e articolate. Marco Cevoli ci parla delle sue esperienze di localizzatore e ci…
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Google to release voice recognizing language translation - UPI.com

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Google will be announcing a new update for its translation app that recognizes voices and translates them into the desired language, the New York Times reports.

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Terminologia etc. » » Parole dell’anno 2014

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Da WOTY a PDA

L’ultima parola della settimana del 2014 scelta da Giuseppe Antonelli per La lingua batte di Radio3 è PDA, acronimo di parola dell’anno e calco dell’inglese WOTY, word of the year. Nelpodcast potete ascoltare le parole dell’anno annunciate finora per l’inglese, lingua che ha fatto nascere questa tradizione, e per alcune altre lingue.

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Tradurre "Il piccolo principe" oggi - Il Libraio

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L'8 gennaio esce nei Grandi Libri Garzanti una nuova edizione del grande classico (i diritti scadono a giorni). Su IlLibraio.it la parola al traduttore, Massimo Birattari, nome di primo piano nel mondo della letteratura per ragazzi
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