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Celebrating Russian Language Day

Celebrating Russian Language Day | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Pushkin 6 June is UN Russian Language Day, which coincides with the birth of Aleksandr Pushkin (????????? ??????), possibly the most well-known Russian
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"Russian is one of the languages NASA require of astronauts aboard the International Space Station."

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Kim: 'Deranged' Trump will pay for speech

Kim: 'Deranged' Trump will pay for speech | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
In unprecedented address, North Korea's leader says he is convinced developing weapons is "correct".
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A very long list of linguistics movies, documentaries, and TV show episodes

A very long list of linguistics movies, documentaries, and TV show episodes | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
A very long list of linguistics movies, documentaries, and TV show episodes Looking for linguistics and language-related films to watch? Mary Ann Walter, a linguist who runs a linguistics fil
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9 exercises to improve short-term memory while interpreting

9 exercises to improve short-term memory while interpreting | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Ever since the 19th century, memory has been classified as long-term or short-term. This difference was explored in more depth in 1968, by the Atkinson-Shiffrin memory model, that suggests that human memory involves a three phase sequence: Sensory memory: the senses have limited ability to store information about the world without processing it for less […]
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9 Books to Read for Women in Translation Month - K International

9 Books to Read for Women in Translation Month - K International | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Not sure what to read for Women in Translation Month? We've got you covered! Learn about other places, times and cultures with these recommendations.
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[11-30, Sep. 2017] Photo Exhibition - The Interpreter's One Hundred Years of Solitude: Between History and Memory - CUHK Department of Translation

[11-30, Sep. 2017] Photo Exhibition - The Interpreter's One Hundred Years of Solitude: Between History and Memory - CUHK Department of Translation | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
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To Build a Smarter Chatbot, First Teach It a Second Language

To Build a Smarter Chatbot, First Teach It a Second Language | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
From Alexa and Siri to countless chatbots and automated customer support lines, computers are gradually learning to talk. The only trouble is they are still very easily confused.

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The Third Men: The Strange, High-Pressure Work of Presidential Interpreters

The Third Men: The Strange, High-Pressure Work of Presidential Interpreters | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
The people who help bridge the language gap in meetings like Friday’s Trump-Putin summit serve as confidants, fact-checkers, and de facto diplomats.
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Farewell to ‘Chinglish’ signs as China cracks down?

Farewell to ‘Chinglish’ signs as China cracks down? | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
In the latest campaign to rid the country of ‘Chinglish’ and burnish its international image, the government will set guidelines for the language of signs in public areas
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Translator's Visibility - Translating Murakami Live

Translator's Visibility - Translating Murakami Live | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
A blog about Haruki Murakami's latest novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
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Newssary -- a bilingual glossary app

An excellent tool for translators and language learners!❤ A bilingual glossary app - Newssary (中英雙語時事詞彙)is now available on both App Store and Play Store, a product of hard work by HKU's Dr Eva Ng, her students, research assistants and designers over many years. 


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People who speak two languages experience time differently, study finds

People who speak two languages experience time differently, study finds | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
For those who can speak only one language, people who have the ability to speak several are often a source of fascination. What language do they think in? Can they switch mid-way through? Do they dream in one language or both?
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Facebook created a faster, more accurate translation system using artificial intelligence

Facebook created a faster, more accurate translation system using artificial intelligence | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Tuesday, Facebook announced that its machine learning experts have created a neural network that translates language up to nine times faster and more accurately than other current systems that use a standard method to translate text. Read on.
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'Dotard' or 'old lunatic'? North Korea chooses its words carefully

'Dotard' or 'old lunatic'? North Korea chooses its words carefully | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had some choice words for US President Donald Trump Friday, accusing the American leader of "mentally deranged behavior."
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In Chinese, it can be translated as 老懵懂
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Trying to save South Africa's first language - BBC News

Trying to save South Africa's first language - BBC News | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Katrina Esau is working hard to save the language of her childhood from dying out - she is one of just three speakers, as the BBC's Pumza Fihlani discovers.
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What's the Most Complicated Word in English?

What's the Most Complicated Word in English? | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
According to the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary, the most complicated word in the English language is something we're all familiar with. 

 
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10 Fascinating Interpreters Who Changed History - Listverse

10 Fascinating Interpreters Who Changed History - Listverse | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
The gift of gab has been invaluable throughout history, with interpreters playing a key role in war and peace throughout the ages. Often they simply fade i
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Australia in Heated Debate Over Major Translator, Interpreter Accreditation Reform | Slator

Australia in Heated Debate Over Major Translator, Interpreter Accreditation Reform | Slator | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
However, she says that what is absolutely necessary to raise the standards of professionalism in the industry is to make formal qualification a prerequisite to enter the occupation.

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Proportional Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages [2000x3261]

Proportional Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages [2000x3261] | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Post with 700378 views. Proportional Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages [2000x3261]
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Cantonese v Mandarin: When Hong Kong languages get political - BBC News

Cantonese v Mandarin: When Hong Kong languages get political - BBC News | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Hong Kongers are getting better at speaking Mandarin, but speaking the language is a taboo to many.
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Google Translate

Google Translate. Technology, you love it and hate it. But what happens when you have to use it to communicate with someone you love? Watch as Jason trie
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Appeals court to weigh Texas voting law limiting language interpreters

Appeals court to weigh Texas voting law limiting language interpreters | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Thursday over an obscure provision in the Texas Election Code that critics say makes it harder for Texans not proficient in English to get assistance while voting.
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The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today

The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today | Notes on Interpreting | Scoop.it
Oldies and goodies: Check out our list of the ten oldest languages in the world.
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