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Surfing the Information Superhighway: the changing face of Internet language

Surfing the Information Superhighway: the changing face of Internet language | WordLo | Scoop.it
It?s common to associate the Internet with all things modern and new, and so it?s perhaps unexpected that it can be considered to be nearly half a cent
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11 Classy Insults With Classical Greek and Latin Roots

11 Classy Insults With Classical Greek and Latin Roots | WordLo | Scoop.it
Do you ever go on such an epic internet rant you just feel you’ve run out of words with which to hammer your enemies? Do you want to up your game without resorting to the tired tropes of excretion and sexual metaphors? Next time pull out these fancy insults and really class up the joint while you twist the dagger.
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When words become Big Data

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There is an enormous amount of potential value in the examination of big data; some of the successes so far have been surprising. The authors describe many examples of where big data has been used; one of the most interesting examples is how translation software has been developed. Rather than using a team of translators, as we know, an enormous amount of documents, already been translated from one language to another, and used to build the models used in translation. This has been so effective that there is a joke that the efficiency of the translation software is greater when the linguists are not involved!

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Summer camps for coding

Summer camps for coding | WordLo | Scoop.it
Children around the world are getting signed up for a summer of coding at camps that teach computer programming.
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After lengthy beta and now with seed funding, Fliplingo launches...

After lengthy beta and now with seed funding, Fliplingo launches... | WordLo | Scoop.it
After months of beta testing, today Fliplingo goes live to the public with its human-powered Twitter translation service.
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How big data is changing how we study languages

How big data is changing how we study languages | WordLo | Scoop.it
Big data is enriching the field of language study, but data access needs to be opened up more for academics to scrunitise the figures properly
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As the Internet Becomes More Global, Language Matters More than Ever

As the Internet Becomes More Global, Language Matters More than Ever | WordLo | Scoop.it
As more people come online in various parts of the world, leading businesses will remain in a constant race to keep up with the languages needed to reach the same percentage of potential customers they reach today....
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Why some English words are controversial in China

Why some English words are controversial in China | WordLo | Scoop.it
Popular English words that have no direct translation in Chinese are fuelling fierce debate in the mainland, reports the BBC's Yuwen Wu.
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Master’s Degree in International Translation Project Management - Universidad Europea de Madrid

Master’s Degree in International Translation Project Management - Universidad Europea de Madrid | WordLo | Scoop.it
Conoce nuestros campus, nota de corte, formas de acceso y todo lo necesario para estudiar el Master’s Degree in International Translation Project Management en España en la Universidad Europea.
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The definitive list of translatin blogs by Tranix Translations

The definitive list of translatin blogs by Tranix Translations | WordLo | Scoop.it

The definitive list of translatin blogs by Tranix Translations

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Study: Good Grammar in Texts May Sound Hostile

Study: Good Grammar in Texts May Sound Hostile | WordLo | Scoop.it
Good grammar in texts may be bad in text messages, according to a new study of young people. It’s no secret that the world of mobile technology hasn’t been kind to grammar. Or spelling, for that matter. In a user’s rush to get a quick text message out, spelling and structure are often among the …
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ReShare App Offers International News Articles Translated Into 11 Languages | TechCrunch

ReShare App Offers International News Articles Translated Into 11 Languages | TechCrunch | WordLo | Scoop.it
ReShare is targeted at news junkies who are tired of relying on Google Translate to read articles from foreign-language publications. Instead, the app offers..
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The Next Big Thing You Missed: Why eBay, Not Google, Could Save Automated Translation | Business | WIRED

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Why eBay, Not Google, Could Save Automated Translation | Business | WIRED | WordLo | Scoop.it
The problem with the world wide web is that it isn't exactly worldwide. For many users, their internet doesn't really extend beyond the borders of their particular country, and in most cases, this is simply a problem of language. Websites from across the border just aren't written in words they can understand.
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Corpus linguistics: how to justify your hunches when faced with a CEO | Verbal Identity

Corpus linguistics: how to justify your hunches when faced with a CEO | Verbal Identity | WordLo | Scoop.it
Today, we are delighted to have a guest post from Zsofia Demjen. Zsofia is a lecturer at the Open University, and has worked with us for a number of years.
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More than dictionary definitions can be said by usage: how and in what contexts the words or phrases get used. But how can you find out how a word gets used? As a competent language user, you probably have a hunch or a sense for these things, but sometimes (if you want to convince a client, for example) a more grounded method can be useful. This is one of the ways in which corpus analysis can help.

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Dubbi addio, si dice chirurga e ministra, sindaca e avvocata: rispettando l'italiano si rispettano anche le donne

Dubbi addio, si dice chirurga e ministra, sindaca e avvocata: rispettando l'italiano si rispettano anche le donne | WordLo | Scoop.it
«La presidenza va al marito dell’assessore», oppure «Il sindaco di Cosenza: aspetto un figlio! Il segretario Ds: Il padre sono io». E ancora «Marianna Madia, il ministro è incinta». Suscitano ilarità e sconcerto questi accostamenti linguistici nei media che non tengono conto del genere. Salvo...
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Impact of Big Data on Linguistics | SmartData Collective

Impact of Big Data on Linguistics | SmartData Collective | WordLo | Scoop.it
Linguistics is an area that is constantly changing from one day to the next. There’s no stopping the evolution of language, and with the web and social media the speed at which it’s evolving has increased dramatically. There are so many contributing factors to language that impact how and when it changes that it can be extremely difficult to track and completely understand what about the language is changing and why it’s changing.
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Your body language shapes who you are

Your body language shapes who you are | WordLo | Scoop.it
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
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Was ist Luxemburg? - 1 Frage, viele Antworten

Was ist Luxemburg? - 1 Frage, viele Antworten | WordLo | Scoop.it
Von Kachkéis und Bouneschlupp bis Superjhemp - Alles was Sie schon immer über Luxemburg wissen wollten, Ihnen aber niemand so wirklich erklären konnte.
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Slides from the Madrid MultilingualWeb Workshop and the LIDER roadmapping workshop

Slides from the Madrid MultilingualWeb Workshop and the LIDER roadmapping workshop | WordLo | Scoop.it
Home site for the MultilingualWeb Thematic Network project, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the W3C/ERCIM, with 21 partners.
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Text United - What the future did to translation ... a note about tech-savvy translators.

Text United - What the future did to translation ... a note about tech-savvy translators. | WordLo | Scoop.it

There is always a “but”, isn’t it? Here it is related to technology – translation technology, to be more precise. Computers, CAT tools, translation memories, terminology, alignment, even more CAT tools, word count rates, machine translation, post editing, etc. Or, if you prefer, CAT, TM, TB, SMT, RbMT, PEMT. (Sorry if this has just made you dizzy.)


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OMG: In China, This Language Teacher Has Swag - China Real Time Report - WSJ

OMG: In China, This Language Teacher Has Swag - China Real Time Report - WSJ | WordLo | Scoop.it
This 27-year-old Ohio native takes learning a language to a whole new level.
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And in the 700 OMG Meiyu broadcasts she’s made so far, she offers English-language students almost an urban dictionary of the kinds of terms young people use, like “get over it,” “wakey wakey,” “tough love,” fantabulous” and “my bad!”

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The Emerging Global Web

This slideshow on The Emerging Global Web shows how people in the rest of the world, particularly in countries with emerging eco
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"ZOMG! Dis iz a new language": The case of Lolspeak

"ZOMG! Dis iz a new language": The case of Lolspeak | WordLo | Scoop.it
"ZOMG! Dis iz a new language": The case of Lolspeak
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Are You Cultured Enough To Master This Language Quiz?

Are You Cultured Enough To Master This Language Quiz? | WordLo | Scoop.it
You think you're fluent, but you have no idea....
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Leggere e' pericoloso, specie per le donne

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Do robots love language? Bias and Google Translate

Do robots love language? Bias and Google Translate | WordLo | Scoop.it
I tend not to follow the mainstream. I study languages that others don't, and I'll often gravitate towards marginal dialects when I can. When I speak Arabic, I try to throw in a little Moroccan whe...
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"Languages rise and fall and adapt more quickly than our software."

 

"Humans can see trends coming that computers can’t".

 

"I want to speak languages that are not money-makers." 

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