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Ask a lexicographer

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Every now and again, we like to share a few of the very interesting questions sent to us by fans of Oxford Dictionaries. Read on to see how our experts
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How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality

How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality | WordLo | Scoop.it
Ariel Leve offers strategies to stay resilient in the face of psychological abuse that distorts the truth – much like what’s coming from Trump’s administration
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Computer-Assisted Translation Tools: A Digest

Computer-Assisted Translation Tools: A Digest | WordLo | Scoop.it
I recently asked the community of translators on ATA’s Business Practices listserv to weigh in on the pros and cons of the Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools they use. The question sparked a well-attended discussion, and brought helpful insight on using CAT tools in translation. I have compiled the conversation’s highlights here for the benefit of…

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By 2030, will we all be our own boss?

By 2030, will we all be our own boss? | WordLo | Scoop.it
Fairer pay, flexible hours, working for multiple companies at the same time, and the end of the office space – welcome to the world of work in 2030

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MT Post-editing Myths Debunked by an Expert

MT Post-editing Myths Debunked by an Expert | WordLo | Scoop.it
Machine translation post-editing is often misunderstood. What are the quality expectations? What are the qualifications of a post-editor? We interviewed our post-editing subject matter expert to learn more.
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Perché i traduttori non capiscono cosa dice Trump

Perché i traduttori non capiscono cosa dice Trump | WordLo | Scoop.it
Lo spiega un linguista della Westminster University: "Usa un linguaggio sgrammaticato, ma potrebbe essere più studiato di quello che pensiamo"
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Why translators are not the best post-editors

Why translators are not the best post-editors | WordLo | Scoop.it
Machine translation post-editing is often misunderstood. What are the quality expectations? What are the qualifications of a post-editor? We interviewed our post-editing subject matter expert to learn more.
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Trump "sboccato": gli interpreti giapponesi sono disperati

Trump "sboccato": gli interpreti giapponesi sono disperati | WordLo | Scoop.it
Trump ''sboccato'': gli interpreti giapponesi sono disperati - Tradurre il presidente nella delicata lingua nipponica - Roma, 17 feb. (askanews) - Gli interpreti giapponesi che seguono per i media nipponici i discorsi del neopresidente Usa Donald Trump sono disperati
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Translation – and migration – is the lifeblood of culture | George Szirtes

Translation – and migration – is the lifeblood of culture | George Szirtes | WordLo | Scoop.it
Even the literature that seems most rooted in one place is animated by writing from elsewhere – and trying to keep that influence out is profoundly dangerous
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In His Own Words

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In just two short weeks, President Donald Trump has destabilized the globe and quickly eroded even our most trusted alliances. This is exactly what his likely sponsor Putin wants, of course. This is…
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Trump’s ‘Use’ of ‘Quotation Marks’ – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Linguistics explains why Trump sounds racist when he says “the” African Americans

Linguistics explains why Trump sounds racist when he says “the” African Americans | WordLo | Scoop.it
One of the littlest words in the English language gives the biggest clue about where Donald Trump’s head is at: his use of the word "the." In the second US presidential debate on Oct. 9, Trump promised, "I’m going to help the African-Americans. I’m going to help the Latinos, Hispanics. I am going to help the inne
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Trump, the Wall and the Spanish Language

Trump, the Wall and the Spanish Language | WordLo | Scoop.it
Spanish is the second language in the United States, but for President Trump it seems like a good place to start his isolationist campaign.
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Men Shout, and Women Scream—at Least in Fiction

Men Shout, and Women Scream—at Least in Fiction | WordLo | Scoop.it
A statistical analysis shows a clear gender divide in the words that novelists use to describe their characters
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Why women must be at the forefront of the technological revolution

Why women must be at the forefront of the technological revolution | WordLo | Scoop.it
Kathryn Parsons: We need to encourage and support women to learn to code in order to realise the full potential of technology
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Can't I Just Use Google Translate?

Can't I Just Use Google Translate? | WordLo | Scoop.it
Google translate is great at what it does but using it to translate copy which will end up in front of your customers can have unpredictable results.
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When does ‘wrong’ become ‘right’? | OxfordWords blog

When does ‘wrong’ become ‘right’? | OxfordWords blog | WordLo | Scoop.it
As the compilers of dictionaries, our job is to record the language as we see it being used today.
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A Bigly Problem: Translating Donald Trump Creates Headache for Interpreters

A Bigly Problem: Translating Donald Trump Creates Headache for Interpreters | WordLo | Scoop.it
Interpreters tasked with translating Donald Trump's odd speech patterns and weird words are having a hard time--it's quite a bigly problem.

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Move Over, Wikipedia. Dictionaries Are Hot Again.

Move Over, Wikipedia. Dictionaries Are Hot Again. | WordLo | Scoop.it
At a time when many are questioning the definition of common words they thought they understood, dictionaries have made a surprising comeback in the United States.
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Faits alternatifs, fake news, post-vérité… petit lexique de la crise de l’information

Faits alternatifs, fake news, post-vérité… petit lexique de la crise de l’information | WordLo | Scoop.it
Le Monde.fr version mobile - La campagne du « Brexit » et l’élection de Donald Trump ont propulsé de nombreux nouveaux termes, qui témoignent de la crise moderne de confiance dans les faits.
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Words in the Age of Trump

Words in the Age of Trump | WordLo | Scoop.it
Let’s start with the words “in the age of Trump.” The phrase currently has more than 17 million Google hits, compared to (and this should cheer POTUS) only 6.6 million for “in the age of Obama.” It’s not just that Trump is the new name in town.
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Oxford dictionary considers including wave of Trumpian neologisms

Oxford dictionary considers including wave of Trumpian neologisms | WordLo | Scoop.it
Trumpertantrum, trumpkin and trumponomics are among a fresh crop of pejorative terms that may find a place in the OED, say lexicographers
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Trump è un nemico utile per l’Europa

Trump è un nemico utile per l’Europa | WordLo | Scoop.it
“Vi faremo il favore peggiore: vi priveremo di un nemico”, aveva detto nel 1989 un consigliere diplomatico di Michail Gorbačëv. Oggi il nuovo presidente statunitense Donald Trump sta facendo agli europei il favore opposto, cioè gli sta offrendo un nuovo nemico? Leggi
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¿Cómo traducir ‘Make America Great Again’?

¿Cómo traducir ‘Make America Great Again’? | WordLo | Scoop.it
Consultamos a traductores por la mejor versión española del espinoso lema del presidente electo de EE UU. No hay acuerdo
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