Addicted to languages
4.6K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
onto Addicted to languages
Scoop.it!

Translation: Thirty Years That Changed Translation History, by Alex Gross - -

this article describes the lives of three persecuted translators in 16th century europe and how their work changed the perception of the translator.
more...
No comment yet.
Addicted to languages
Interesting news and facts about languages, resources and information for language learners, translators, interpreters and linguists
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

The Impact of Language Services for the Manufacturing Industry [Infographic]

The Impact of Language Services for the Manufacturing Industry [Infographic] | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
92% of manufacturers plan for global expansion, but global English proficiency in industry is 54%. We explain what’s going on and how to address the gap.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

Why Do Human Beings Speak So Many Languages?

Why Do Human Beings Speak So Many Languages? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Language diversity has played a key role in shaping the history of our species, yet we know surprisingly little about the factors shaping this diversity
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

A map of Europe by each nation's most iconic artwork

A map of Europe by each nation's most iconic artwork | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
An ingenious mapmaker has posted a map of Europe, featuring well known paintings as the graphic for each territory. It's really a thing of beauty and was posted to the r/mapporn subreddit on 13 April 2017, by user u/halfabluesky.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

English Differences: American Vs British - Copywriter Collective

English Differences: American Vs British - Copywriter Collective | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
British English and American English – alike enough for us to understand each other, but with some interesting, and sometimes awkward differences.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

Just how good is Google Word Lens at deciphering Japanese?

Just how good is Google Word Lens at deciphering Japanese? | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Google updated its Translate app this week with Japanese-to-English functionality. Through its Word Lens technology, English-speaking users can now translate Japanese words just by pointin
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Japanese Translator

Your journey to becoming a Japanese translator begins here. Find out what's required, the jobs you can get, and where to start.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

How To Learn Words Quickly And Effectively In Any Language

How To Learn Words Quickly And Effectively In Any Language | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Luca Lampariello, an expert language learner who's dedicated much of his adult life to language studying and coaching, describes the 5 key principles he uses in order to learn and use new vocabulary quickly and effectively.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

43 Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately

43 Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Authors, do you need to cut your word count? Here are 43 words you should cut from your writing and how to do it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
"Disinterested" does not mean "uninterested."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

Why Americans Call Turkey 'Turkey'

Why Americans Call Turkey 'Turkey' | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
How a New World bird came to be named after countries halfway around the globe
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

Glossary Links: the ever-expanding database of glossaries

Glossary Links: the ever-expanding database of glossaries | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Glossary Links: the ever-expanding database of glossaries.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

Interpreters say it’s nearly “impossible” to translate Donald Trump’s rhetoric into other languages

Interpreters say it’s nearly “impossible” to translate Donald Trump’s rhetoric into other languages | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The job of language translators and interpreters is never easy, but the task becomes especially dicey in the realm of politics. Differing interpretations of a turn of phrase, after all, have been known to lead to war. The challenge is even greater when the translator is attempting to interpret words and phrases that even native speakers find hard to understand. Suc
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

The last hieroglyphic language on earth and an ancient culture fighting to survive

The last hieroglyphic language on earth and an ancient culture fighting to survive | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
The Dongba symbols are an ancient system of pictographic glyphs created by the founder of the Bön religious tradition of Tibet and used by the Naxi people in southern China.  Historical records show that this unique script was used as early as the 7th c
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

On Living, and Thinking, in Two Languages at Once

On Living, and Thinking, in Two Languages at Once | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
People ask me whether I think in French or in English now that I've lived in the US a while. I lie when I answer this. I say it depends on what I'm thinking
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

Where the jobs are: Translators

Where the jobs are: Translators | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
CNBC's Kate Rogers takes a look at the demand for translation services in the U.S. in almost every field.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

The English language is a lot more French than we thought, here’s why

The English language is a lot more French than we thought, here’s why | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
A new insight into the core of English and the influence of the Romance and Germanic languages.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

A woman's lowly place in Japan, mirrored in its language | The Japan Times

A woman's lowly place in Japan, mirrored in its language | The Japan Times | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Given that so many demeaning and negative words related to women endure, is it any surprise that sexism is still rife in Japan?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

Cairo University opens new institute for Japan studies

Cairo University opens new institute for Japan studies | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
In a bid to increase research and bridge Egypt-Japan relation, Cairo University will be starting an institute for Japan studies next month.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

Close Approximations International Translation Contest. Deadline 1 February 2017 | Commonwealth Writers

Close Approximations International Translation Contest. Deadline 1 February 2017 | Commonwealth Writers | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

9 common phrases from around the world that lose all meaning in English

9 common phrases from around the world that lose all meaning in English | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Has someone pulled the wool over your eyes? Was your annual review a bitter pill to swallow? Or was it an ace in the hole? Idioms aren't limited to English.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

Translators in Belgium Achieve Breakthrough Government Recognition | Slator

After a struggle that lasted nearly 40 years, the Belgian government finally creates a national register of sworn translators and interpreters
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia | Dictionary.com Blog

Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia | Dictionary.com Blog | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
At Dictionary.com we aim to pick a Word of the Year that embodies a major theme resonating deeply in the cultural consciousness over the prior 12 months. This
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

A new way of looking at the world’s languages

A new way of looking at the world’s languages | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
This map shows the evolution of the most popular - and most learned - languages.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

BBC news translation service should be funded by government, say MPs

BBC news translation service should be funded by government, say MPs | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
BBC Monitoring, which translates and analyses news from around world, faces £4m shortfall and potential loss of 96 staff
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Milena Sahakian
Scoop.it!

Stanford Professor Analyzes Everyday Influence of Linguistics

Stanford Professor Analyzes Everyday Influence of Linguistics | Addicted to languages | Scoop.it
Jurafsky also examined people’s everyday interactions with police officers, tackling the question of whether officers treat white community members with a greater degree of respect than they treat black community members.
more...
No comment yet.