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The Benefits of Bilingualism

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Being bilingual makes you smarter and can have a profound effect on your brain.
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Hands on with Google Translate: A mix of awesome and OK - Mashable

Hands on with Google Translate: A mix of awesome and OK - Mashable | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Google translate can read and interpet words with Word Lens and manage a two-way, two language conversation with surprising ease.
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Translation awards 'build bridges between nations' - Yahoo! Maktoob News

Translation awards 'build bridges between nations' - Yahoo! Maktoob News | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
 The winners of the annual King Abdullah International Award for Translation (KAIAT) have praised Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for helping to unite people across religious and cultural divides.
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Social media tips for translators and interpreters

Social media tips for translators and interpreters | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
In this video, I talk about the importance of social media for translators and interpreters. Firstly, I mention some of the advantages of having social media accounts nowadays. Secondly, I share so...
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Career Translation: An Interview With Literary Translator Katy Derbyshire

Career Translation: An Interview With Literary Translator Katy Derbyshire | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
What is it really like to work as a translator? Young Germany talks with literary translator Katy Derbyshire about the differences between literary and commercial translation, translation software, working in Germany, and living in Berlin.
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Lost in translation: How Iain Duncan Smith shocked Angela Merkel - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Lost in translation: How Iain Duncan Smith shocked Angela Merkel - Spectator.co.uk (blog) | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Angela Merkel is in London officially to talk about the G7 and unofficially to discuss David Cameron’s hopes for a reformed European Union that Britain can stay in. But while…
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Google turns smartphones into translators - The Daily Star

Google turns smartphones into translators - The Daily Star | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Google Wednesday began turning smartphones into real-time language translators – of both written and spoken content.
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What Gets Lost When English Becomes the Lingua Franca of the World?

What Gets Lost When English Becomes the Lingua Franca of the World? | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
The Fall of Language in the Age of English, by the Japanese novelist and scholar Minae Mizumura, has all the ingredients of a rage-read.
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For bilingual judge, there's no translating the language of justice - Seattle Globalist

For bilingual judge, there's no translating the language of justice - Seattle Globalist | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Veronica Alicea Galván didn’t mean to start the only Spanish-language courtroom in Washington state. It just kind of…happened.
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Translation vs. transcreation - the difference is cultural - BizReport

Translation is just the first step towards addressing your audience in a language they understand. To truly translate marketing messages, however, there's another step that marketers must consider - transcreation.
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How Google "Translates" Pictures Into Words Using Vector Space Mathematics - MIT Technology Review (blog)

How Google "Translates" Pictures Into Words Using Vector Space Mathematics - MIT Technology Review (blog) | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Google engineers have trained a machine learning algorithm to write picture captions using the same techniques it developed for language translation.
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How much really gets lost in translation? - New Yorker

How much really gets lost in translation? - New Yorker | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
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How much really gets lost in translation?
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Once, in a restaurant in Italy with my family, I occasioned enormous merriment, as a nineteenth-century humorist would have put it, by confusing two Italian words.
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A Warning from History for the Google Translate Generation | History Today

A Warning from History for the Google Translate Generation | History Today | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
The UK education system is failing to produce enough students with foreign language skills, an indispensable tool for the study of history.
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Google Getting Closer To Universal, Real-Time Translator - Popular Science

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Google's making it easier to understand languages that you might not know, thanks to an update to its Translate app on Android and iOS.
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Confusing ‘jam’ for ‘condom’ and nine other mistakes while learning French

Confusing ‘jam’ for ‘condom’ and nine other mistakes while learning French | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
From being overfamiliar to mixing up your homophones, language tutors share their advice on avoiding common faux pas
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Skype Translator Review: Impressive, but Far from Human | MIT Technology Review

Skype Translator Review: Impressive, but Far from Human | MIT Technology Review | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Skype’s real-time translation software highlights remarkable progress in machine learning—but it still struggles with the subtleties of human communication.
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How you pay £100m a year to aid immigrants who can't speak English

How you pay £100m a year to aid immigrants who can't speak English | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Critics said that, at a time when budgets are being slashed by the Government, key public services can ill afford to spend millions of pounds to help immigrants who have not learned English.
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HOT BLAST: Translating Charlie Hebdo's French-language cartoons - Anniston Star

HOT BLAST: Translating Charlie Hebdo's French-language cartoons - Anniston Star | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
One of the problems non-French speakers may be having with coverage of the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris is understanding the magazine's controversial cartoons, which, obviously, are in French.
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Translators (HBO) - YouTube

Translators who have aided the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for ma...
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This Google App Will Soon Automatically Translate Foreign Languages

This Google App Will Soon Automatically Translate Foreign Languages | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
After Microsoft's Skype made a big push into real-time translation
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Why translating languages is about to become easier than ever

Why translating languages is about to become easier than ever | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Google’s new updates to its translation app is the latest in efforts to make sci-fi translators a reality.
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“Lost in Translation,” looking for just the right word…in another language. - Washington Post (blog)

“Lost in Translation,” looking for just the right word…in another language. - Washington Post (blog) | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
"Lost in Translation," an art book of untranslatable words
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Bid to stop evidence lost in translation - Independent Online

Bid to stop evidence lost in translation - Independent Online | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.
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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 | Translators Make The World Go Round | Scoop.it
Dr Memon is a prolif­ic writer and has transl­ated from Englis­h and Arabic to Urdu and from Urdu to Englis­h.
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