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News about translation, interpreting, intercultural communication, terminology and lexicography - as it happens
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Double Negatives to Avoid

A French speaker who says “Je ne sais rien” raises no eyebrows among the educated, but an English speaker who says “I don’t know nothing” is immediately marked as semi-literate.
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Kansas to vote: Should schools continue to teach cursive writing?

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- With technology these days, many people feel that learning handwriting and cursive isn't as important as it was maybe 20 years ago. Yet many educators are choosing to teach it ...
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Upstart Projects: Technology and Writing - A Match Made in Heaven

Upstart Projects: Technology and Writing - A Match Made in Heaven
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Weird News – Merriam Websters Most Searched Word and Word of the Year is Science

More Weird News: Weird News – Tweet is Now Officially a Word Weird News – Twitter Marks Clean Websites as Harmful Weird News – Tweeting Bra Let’s You Know When Those Puppies are Seeing Some Action Weird News – 54 Year Old Guy Tried Exorcism on 80 ...
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An Evolutionary Twist and a New Role for Drones

A 400,000-year-old femur recovered in Spain shows that human evolution was more complex than previously thought, and a scientific panel warned of rapid, catastrophic effects of global warming.
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Does Google Translate Go From/To English Before Translating From/To The Language I've Chosen?

Is it true that when translating from/to any language other than English, Google Translate translates from/to English (in the backend software) before translating from/to language I've chosen?
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Bible translator Elisee Zama Killed in Central African Republic

A Bible translator in war-ravaged Central African Republic (CAR) was shot and killed this week as he attempted to escape mounting violence in Bangui, according to Wycliffe Bible Translators.
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Sputnik, a state-controlled search engine to compete against Yandex and Google

The Sputnik search engine, which is expected to launch anytime in 2014, will be the latest entrant into the search engines list. According to Mashable, Sputnik will be a state-controlled search eng...
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Clásicas y Modernas defiende la igualdad de género en la cultura

La asociación participará en la Mesa Redonda Hacia la igualdad en Cultura. Experiencias Europeas el 11 de diciembre en la UA
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Anne McLean, la traductora de los mil amantes en español - BBC Mundo - Noticias

Es una de las responsables de que la literatura en español llegue al mercado angloparlante: su pasión por autores como Julio Cortázar la llevó a dedicar la vida a las palabras de los más grandes escritores hispanoamericanos.
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The Digital Dictionary of American Regional English - Harvard University Press Blog

We have some galluptious¹ news: the digital edition of the Dictionary of American Regional English is now come-at-able² at www.daredictionary.com!
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Noticias de Prensa Latina - Publicarán en Cuba primer diccionario acústico para invidentes

Sitio oficial de la Agencia Informativa Latinoamericana Prensa Latina radicada en Cuba. Genera, procesa y ofrece información del país y el resto del mundo en soportes tales como texto, imagen, audio y video.
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DigiSchool, le leader français de l’éducation numérique devient polyglotte

EXCLUSIF En plus de sa nouvelle offre en 5 langues étrangères, digiSchool va lancer moocStarter qui proposera un dispositif inédit de création de cours à la demande.
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L'hymne national sud-africain, un symbole multiracial voulu par Mandela

L'hymne national sud-africain, un symbole multiracial voulu par Mandela
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Bible Translator Gunned Down While Trying to Protect His Family in War-Torn African Country | TheBlaze.com

A Bible translator was tragically gunned down in the Central African Republic, where he was working with ACATBA, a biblical literacy organization that partners with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
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Beijing Court Finds Search Engine Baidu Guilty of Copyright Infringement

China's top search engine giant Baidu was found guilty of copyright infringement and ordered to pay $78,560 (491,000 yuan) in damages to the country's leading video streaming website Youku Tudou for illegally hosting 18 Chinese TV shows that Youku...
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¿Cómo calcular las palabras de un sitio web?

En entradas recientes pudimos repasar algunas cuestiones a tener en cuenta al momento de contar las palabras para cotizar un proyecto de traducción. Una
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Theologians to make new translation of Holy Quran | Vestnik Kavkaza

Theologians to make new translation of Holy Quran | Vestnik Kavkaza
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Quran Coaching's curator insight, September 25, 2014 10:12 AM

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Le Haut-Rhin et la Corse s'associent pour promouvoir leurs langues régionales - Lagazette.fr

Le Haut-Rhin et la collectivité territoriale de Corse se sont associés samedi 7 décembre pour promou dans voir ensemble leurs langues régionales, le but d'obtenir à terme la ratification par la ...
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Puducherry-based poet explores love in its different shades

PUDUCHERRY: 'Five-Headed Arrow,' a collection of 74 poems written by Puducherry-based bilingual writer P Raja, reflects the poet's view that man's enchantment for woman is not unnatural. No wonder...
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Learning dialects shapes brain areas that process spoken language - The Almagest

Using advanced imaging to visualize brain areas used for understanding language in native Japanese speakers, a new study from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute finds that the pitch-accent in words pronounced in standard Japanese activates different...
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Notes Taker's curator insight, December 10, 2013 1:00 PM

Implication, " “Sufficient exposure to a language at a young age may change the processing of a second language so that it is the same as that of the native language.”

What Language or Languages for Web and Mobile Apps - For Beginners

What Language or Languages for Web and Mobile Apps - posted in For Beginners: If this is not the correct forum, my apologies. I thought, since I am a beginner to web or mobile games, this would be the best place to ask the quesiton.
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Four children's books in four different languages released MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, BUSINESS & ECONOMY, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, LIFESTYLE, SPORTS, OPINION, ...

Four children's books in four different languages released Breaking News from Nepal, MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual News from Nepal
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Get moving to get more creative

If health isn’t enough of an incentive to get outside and do some exercise, perhaps firing up your imagination is? New research published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience indicates that regular exercise promotes more creative thinking.
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Breaking A Sweat Could Be Good For Your... Creativity?

Here's one more thing people who regularly exercise can add to their brag list: They may be more creative!
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