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Techniques to help spot typos in your translations | Food For Translators

Techniques to help spot typos in your translations | Food For Translators | Os Idiomas | Scoop.it
Typos, or lack of them, can mean the difference between a happy client and an angry client. They are, quite simply, your worst enemy.

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Can Language Affect the Way We Feel?

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Can language affect the way we experience emotions? More than ever, researchers are finding that language not only affects the way we communicate, but also the way that we think (see my previous post) and as has recently been discovered, the way that we experience emotions. This may come as no surprise to those who have grown up in a bilingual household, or are bilingual themselves. As is sometimes depicted in movies and TV shows, although it may be exaggerated, bilingual speakers sometimes switch between languages when expressing or feeling different emotions (think Penelope Cruz in Vanilla Sky).
Recently, Stephen Chen and Qing Zhou, psychological scientists in the United States, published an article about the emotional aspect of “code-switching”, which is the linguistic term for using multiple languages in conversation, in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. According to these researchers, the languages used by parents to talk about and express different emotions can affect the way that their children experience emotions. For example, because it is not common to directly express emotions in Finnish, a parent who speaks both English and Finnish may use English to share feelings of love with children. In turn, these children would come to understand that when their parents speak in English, they are more likely to be expressing emotions.


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The Value of Networking for the Developing Sign Language Interpreter

The Value of Networking for the Developing Sign Language Interpreter | Os Idiomas | Scoop.it
In order for students to be successful sign-language interpreters, prior to graduating it is critical that they develop a relationship with both the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community (DHHC) and current-working professionals within the DHHC. This would include interpreters, educators and DHHC advocates. By fostering these relationships, students will create educational, professional and personal opportunities that would not be available to them outside of the classroom environment. Personally, I would not be as successful in my career had the DHHC and Interpreter Community not provided me guidance. These communities did not seek me out to help; rather, I became involved in community-related endeavors and positioned myself to become a well-connected member.

Importance of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

In order for sign language interpreters to be successful, a relationship with the DHHC is paramount, as suggested by Trudy Suggs in her post, A Deaf Perspective: Cultural Respect in Sign Language Interpreting . An interpreter in California once stated, “If you call yourself an Interpreter and you have never had a deaf person in your home – shame on you!” In order to be an effective interpreter, one must create a relationship with the community in which you will serve. Through this relationship, doors are opened which provides for a greater understanding of the people and language epitomizing the culture. As a participant in the community, interpreters are able to represent and interpret messages more accurately and equivalently.


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Basic Guide to Essay Writing

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A step-by-step guide to writing a basic essay, along with links to other essay-writing resources.

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Idiomas e o futuro da leitura

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A importância da leitura e escrita em língua estrangeira

 

Qual o idioma do futuro?

 

Perguntas que não se calam:

 

 Mandarim é o futuro idioma mundial?

Alguém já parou para avaliar o que é a complexidade da escrita deles?

 

Será o inglês a principal língua a ser falada no mundo nesta época?

Mas haverá uma super abundâncîa de diferentes sotaques onde quer que se vá!.

 

Depois de ler várias matérias, acredito que a língua básica será mesmo algo similar ao inglês falado hoje misturado com um pouco de todas as outras línguas existentes.

 

Internet

 

Classificação dos usuários do mundo por idioma - Top 10 Idiomas

O inglês foi classificado em primeiro lugar entre as dez melhores línguas na internet em 2010 - em milhões de usuário. Confira http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats7.htm

 

Linha Pedagógica

 

Não esqueça de desenvolver as quatro habilidades (fala, escrita, leitura e compreensão auditiva) para que você aprenda a utilizar a língua no cotidiano.

 

Destaques

 

Você pode aprender Inglês grátis baixando os melhores eBooks. Aprender inglês é uma meta que vale à pena. O "Project Gutenberg" tem 36.000 ebooks gratuitos e alta qualidade, para o Kindle, Android, iPad e iPhone.

http://www.gutenberg.org

 

101 links para aprender qualquer idioma de graça

Recebi a informção hoje (22/08/2012) de meu colega Claudio.

 

 

Bom senso

Aprender o mandarin, dominar o inglês e comunicar-se em espanhol

 

 


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HOW TO SAY HELLO IN 30 LANGUAGES

This is a very educational video about different languages and cultures. from my ass. *CHILL WITH US* FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/TheFilthyFrank TWITTE...
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Reasons to Learn German #2 - German is Spoken Everywhere

Reasons to Learn German #2 - German is Spoken Everywhere | Os Idiomas | Scoop.it
Reasons to Learn German: There are some countries where speaking German might be particularly helpful either to live or to do business with.

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Sign Language Interpreters: Recognizing & Analyzing Our Power & Privilege

Sign Language Interpreters: Recognizing & Analyzing Our Power & Privilege | Os Idiomas | Scoop.it
Are sign language interpreters intrinsically connected to the fight for humanity, as suggested by Brandon Arthur in his post, The Goo Inside a Sign Language Interpreter? What is our role working within a marginalized and oppressed community?

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Can speaking a second language make you a better leader?

Can speaking a second language make you a better leader? | Os Idiomas | Scoop.it
New studies show how knowing a second language can improve your decision-making, mental acuity and problem-solving skills.

One thing we definitely won’t be hearing out of Mitt Romney’s mouth in his much-anticipated acceptance speech at this week’s convention is anything spoken in French. It’s been the odd subject of primary-season ridicule, as well as attack ads from the left, that the candidate has — wait for it — good foreign language skills. Quelle horreur!

But a post from last week’s Harvard Business Review blog got me thinking: Can speaking a foreign language make you a better leader?

The HBR piece reports on a recent conference on global leadership, and notes findings that “sensitivity to culture” or “cultural empathy” ranks first among all of the critical soft skills that make great global leaders. And the best way to achieve this is to learn other languages, which far fewer Americans than Europeans do. “Since every business professional around the world has (happily for them) been taught to communicate well in English, American business students simply — and arrogantly — assume that they don’t need to bother with learning” a second language, writes HBR’s Bronwyn Fryer.

Beyond cultural sensitivity, however, or the ability to impress foreign officials or executives, how else might a second language help leaders? I went looking for evidence.

The Economist and Wired highlighted a recent study from the journal Psychological Science, which found that thinking in a foreign language helps people to avoid common cognitive traps. In a series of studies, a group of psychologists found that thinking in another language reduced the misleading biases people hold that influence how we weigh the risks and benefits in a decision. Given how critical decision-making is in every leadership job, and how easy it is for anyone to fall into the trap of letting biases lead their thinking, perhaps a second language should be more of a resume booster th


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¡Es divertido hablar dos idiomas!

¡Es divertido hablar dos idiomas! | Os Idiomas | Scoop.it
Books, programming ideas, and useful information about bilingual storytime...

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Forvo, el diccionario de pronunciación en 300 idiomas made in spain

Forvo, el diccionario de pronunciación en 300 idiomas made in spain | Os Idiomas | Scoop.it
RRHH Digital.  Tras cuatro años en funcionamiento, Forvo sigue revolucionando la educación en la web y la participación colaborativa para aprender idiomas con su audio enciclopedia y sus cerca de 1.500.000 pronunciaciones en 300 idiomas El...

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