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Hope is Required For Writing

Hope is Required For Writing | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Writing sounds easy, but it is not. Hope is required for writing, for it is an act of faith. Famous writers struggled, and so do we. We need hope to write.

Via Sharilee Swaity, Laura Brown, Charles Fischer, Jim Lerman
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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, December 24, 2013 3:19 PM

An interesting and useful examination of the importance of hope for all writers.

KindredReaders's curator insight, December 28, 2013 1:13 PM

For those days when the words just won't come.

Kali Cordes's curator insight, February 20, 5:17 PM

This article describes the necessity of hope when a writer of any level sits down to write out their thoughts. The article mentions several famous authors' descriptions of what it takes to be a writer, and how even they required some inspiration to keep at it.

I loved this  article because it describes my exact dilemma that I wrote about in my first semester portfolio. Inspiration is a hard thing to find within yourself, but it is also the most important part of writing. The hope described in the article is really the key to finding that inspiration.

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Bones Festes! - ¡Felices Fiestas! - Happy Holidays!

Bones Festes! - ¡Felices Fiestas! - Happy Holidays! | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
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Estelblau's curator insight, December 24, 2013 4:34 PM

My best wishes for you all!

Estelblau's curator insight, December 24, 2013 4:37 PM

My best wishes for next year!

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Best wishes for you all!

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Inside The Minds And Lives Of Real-Time Translators - io9

Inside The Minds And Lives Of Real-Time Translators - io9 | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
The world's most powerful computers can't perform accurate real-time translation. Yet interpreters do it with ease. Meet the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability

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Speech jammer: can you ignore your own voice?

Speech jammer: can you ignore your own voice? | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Watch our re-creation of a classic experiment to test this out.
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5 Principios básicos de aprendizaje que cada profesional de la educación necesita saber | The Flipped Classroom

5 Principios básicos de aprendizaje que cada profesional de la educación necesita saber | The Flipped Classroom | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
5 Principios básicos de aprendizaje que cada profesional de la educación necesita saber.  

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Leer es de viejos | infinito punto cero

Leer es de viejos | infinito punto cero | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Nos llevamos las manos a la cabeza cuando en Finlandia quieren dejar de enseñar caligrafía, pero, ¿y la lectura?

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Marta Torán's curator insight, December 8, 8:54 AM

Un artículo genial de Vega Pérez-Chirinos sobre la lectura.

 

 Añoranza de cuando la lectura era algo relajante....

 

 Me ha encantado!

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A bad combination: The interpreter’s ego and sense of denial.

A bad combination: The interpreter’s ego and sense of denial. | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Dear colleagues: We all know that most interpreters are very gifted and well-educated people, but due to the individual characteristics required for the job, and because of the lifestyle needed to ...
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Darwin se digitaliza: publican en acceso libre parte de su obra

Darwin se digitaliza: publican en acceso libre parte de su obra | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Ya se puede consultar gran parte de la obra de Charles Darwin, uno de los científicos más importantes de la historia, que formuló la teoría de la evolución.
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Why not make teaching English for exams fun? | British Council Voices

Why not make teaching English for exams fun? | British Council Voices | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Larissa Albano, who won the latest Teaching English blog award for her post Teaching for Exams? Have fun! — Gift bags, provides some ideas for making English exam classes a bit more fun.

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, December 4, 7:14 AM

If you teach English for exams, Larissa's latest post is a must read.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, December 13, 2:38 PM

Some nice ideas here;  some I have used, some are maybe for younger learners than I teach but plenty of inspiration here.

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Dear Scammer - Inbox Translation

Dear Scammer - Inbox Translation | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
  As some of you are aware (or at least I hope you are), there’s this plague affecting the translation profession: it’s called scammers. And by that I mean supernatural entities (what else would you call someone who is not real?

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Lostmy.name - The personal, beautiful, magical book

Lostmy.name - The personal, beautiful, magical book | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Brilliant stories, lovely illustrations - and just wait until you all get to the end of the book and find the missing name. Magical!
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Personalized books in different languages. A beautiful gift for children and a brilliant idea ;)! Congratulations to the translators who participated in this magical project!!! Some of them are members of @apticassociacio :-p!

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Estelblau's curator insight, December 4, 4:36 AM

Personalized books in different languages. A beautiful gift for children and a brilliant idea ;)! Congratulations to the translators who participated in this magical project!!! Some of them are members of @apticassociacio :-p!

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How Not to Give Up on Your Passion Projects

What do you do when your passion projects make you want to pull out your hair or when giving back becomes a headache? Here's one CEO's solution.
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Google Translate Sings: "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus (PARODY) - YouTube

#ballinthesink And now for something COMPLETELY different, a clothed Google Translate of Wrecking Ball!! Enjoy the silliness!! SUBSCRIBE and be sure to like ...

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An infographic: The birth of terminology (The first steps) - In My Own Terms

An infographic: The birth of terminology (The first steps) - In My Own Terms | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Terminology is as old as human language and I wanted to take a break to show you how it all started with a fun infographic and in future graphs will show you some more short but enlightening history.... Read More

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APTIC > Calendari d'activitats de l'APTIC per al primer semestre de 2015

APTIC > Calendari d'activitats de l'APTIC per al primer semestre de 2015 | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Associació Professional de Traductors i Intèrprets de Catalunya
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How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma

 

Researchers are discovering how charismatic leaders manipulate their vocal qualities to rouse people to action. WSJ's Robert Lee Hotz and Tanya Rivero discuss. Photo: GettyByRobert Lee HotzDec. 1, 2014 5:16 p.m. ET 47 COMMENTS

Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.

By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how charismatic public speakers use their voices to dominate, rouse and influence a large audience. They are finding that successful politicians in various countries, including Italy, France and Brazil, all share key vocal qualities that strongly affect how people respond to them, independent of the meaning of the words they say or the ideas they express.

In a separate analysis of some prominent business leaders, the researchers also found charismatic patterns in the public speeches of Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook and the late Steve Jobs .

For speech experts, the voice is an instrument of rare persuasive power, tuned by evolution and culture to communicate far more than words alone convey. Some people are just born with the charismatic qualities that dominate or inspire trust, but voice researchers are confident that at least some of these acoustic elements can be taught.

“You have the capacity to shape your voice in a way that makes people perceive you as a leader,” said UCLA acoustic scientist Rosario Signorello, who conducted the charisma experiments. He presented his work recently at the annual meeting of the Acoustic Society of America in Indianapolis. “It applies to politicians, to CEOs, to everyone who aspires to leadership status.”

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Gained in Translation: What simultaneous interpreters have taught us about the human brain

Gained in Translation:  What simultaneous interpreters have taught us about the human brain | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
By Allison MacLachlan  Modern life without language is impossible to comprehend, or rather, just impossible. Language and speech are central to how we convey information and emotion, form bonds, co...
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The Science Behind Failure: How It Actually Makes You Smarter

The Science Behind Failure: How It Actually Makes You Smarter | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Manu Kapur, researcher at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, conducted an experiment in which groups of students were taught to solve new math problems using two different methods. The first group was taught the traditional way: the teacher introduced the concept, showed students how to solve a problem, and then allowed them to practice. The second group was given the problems to solve on their own first with no introduction or demonstration of how to solve the problems until after they’d made several attempts to work it out on their own.

The results were striking: Both groups of students ultimately learned how to solve the problems. But the second group, who were given a chance to try on their own first, showed a “significantly greater conceptual understanding” of the subject and were able to transfer what they’d learned to novel problems better than the first group. It’s important to note that the students almost never figured out the solution on their own. But the act of trying and failing led to a deeper understanding of the topic.

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David Hain's curator insight, December 11, 2:53 AM

Science says - if you want to learn faster, get out there ad fail!  Makes sense to me!

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Captar palabras habladas en las imágenes de las vibraciones que generan en objetos

Captar palabras habladas en las imágenes de las vibraciones que generan en objetos | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it

Aunque se suele poner como ejemplo de discreción a las paredes, presumiendo de que no hablan, y por extensión al resto de elementos arquitectónicos, muebles y otros objetos comunes de una habitación, ahora la discreción de todos ellos sobre...


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Choosing the perfect keywords for your iOS app

Choosing the perfect keywords for your iOS app | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
It’s time to generate a list of keywords that will help potential customers to find your iOS app. This article will show you how to boost your chances of choosing the right keywords for maximum App store success.

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Translate this: 'Translation is an act of self-discovery' - The Express Tribune

Translate this: 'Translation is an act of self-discovery' - The Express Tribune | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Dr Memon is a prolif­ic writer and has transl­ated from Englis­h and Arabic to Urdu and from Urdu to Englis­h.

Via Terminology Coordination of the European Parliament
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​Some people may be pre-wired to be bilingual

​Some people may be pre-wired to be bilingual | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Some people may be pre-wired to be bilingual

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Clara Giampietro's curator insight, December 4, 7:42 AM

For everyone else, research shows that even trying to learn a second language may benefit the brain and stave off dementia

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EuroparlTV video: Multilingualism: in the fabric of Europe's identity

EuroparlTV video: Multilingualism: in the fabric of Europe's identity | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
Speaking their native tongue is a basic right for MEPs, but then how does Parliament avoid a Babel-like cacophony? As Umberto Eco said, 'the language of Europe is translation'.

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Which Social Network is Right for Your Business?

Which Social Network is Right for Your Business? | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it

So you want to market your business on social media? Smart move. Now, here’s the million dollar question: how do you figure out which social network is right for you, and your brand?


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Ivo Nový's curator insight, December 4, 1:54 AM

Check the visual for more insights, which includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Vimeo and Tumblr. Courtesy of Mainstreethost.

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How does social networking affect terminology? A summary of the presentations


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The Linguist

The Linguist | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it

The Linguist is a languages magazine for professional linguists, translators, interpreters, language professionals, language teachers, trainers, students and academics with articles on translation, interpreting, business, government, technology


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Surreal in translation: Matt Lindley and Marcus Oakley's foreign proverbs – in pictures

Surreal in translation: Matt Lindley and Marcus Oakley's foreign proverbs – in pictures | Translation & Interpreting | Scoop.it
The cat is out of the bag: proverbs sound odd when they’re translated. Writer Matt Lindley and artist Marcus Oakley have turned them into illustrations, writes Kathryn Bromwich
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