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Johnson: What is a foreign language worth?

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JOHNSON is a fan of the Freakonomics books and columns. But this week’s podcast makes me wonder if the team of Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt aren’t...
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Lingo 4.0, Terminology management system

Lingo 4.0, Terminology management system | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Terminology management application for creating and managing monolingual, bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries.
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#GiornataProGrammatica 2017 - #italianoalcinema - La Lingua Batte del 18/10/2017

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What will the next five years be like for the translation industry?

What will the next five years be like for the translation industry? | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Our 5-year forecast: we take a look at trends, exciting evolutions and future features of the translation industry.
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Oxford launches English-Assamese dictionary

Oxford University Press (OUP) today announced the launch of the Compact English-English Assamese Dictionary, offering speakers of Assamese a vital tool for learning the English language

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The Library of Congress Just Released a Huge Dataset for Free

The Library of Congress Just Released a Huge Dataset for Free | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
With 25 million records now available for public download, this is the largest release of digital records in the library's history.
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Pirandello traductologue - La République Des Livres par Pierre Assouline

Pirandello traductologue - La République Des Livres par Pierre Assouline | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Six personnages en quête d’auteur fait depuis près d’un siècle partie du répertoire mondial du théâtre. Or, cette pièce de Luigi Pirandello continue à livrer des messages insoupçonnés. Comme tout chef-d’œuvre, pourrait-on dire : Carlos Fuentes, interrogé récemment sur les ondes d’une radio belge, répondait au journaliste qui lui demandait ce qu’il trouvait encore dans la [...]
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Johnson: Why words die | The Economist

Johnson: Why words die | The Economist | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
BIOLOGISTS reckon that most species that have ever existed are extinct. That is true of words, too. Of the Oxford English Dictionary’s 231,000 entries, at least a fifth are obsolete. They range from “aa”, a stream or waterway (try that in Scrabble), to “zymome”, “that constituent of gluten which is insoluble in alcohol”.
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Une relation littéraire peu discutée, révélée par la tradition chinoise : le « parrainage » dans la traduction

Une relation littéraire peu discutée, révélée par la tradition chinoise : le « parrainage » dans la traduction | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Histoire intellectuelle de la Chine - Haun Saussy
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L’archivio dei Musei Vaticani è online e lo si può consultare gratis

L’archivio dei Musei Vaticani è online e lo si può consultare gratis | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Dai papiri che contengono i primi Vangeli fino alla Divina Commedia illustrata dal Botticelli, tutti consultabili gratis
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Open source challenger takes on Google Translate

Open source challenger takes on Google Translate | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
There's a new open source machine translation framework, but Google with its trove of language data could have the upper hand

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Video fix: Does grammar matter?

Video fix: Does grammar matter? | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Today we want to share an interesting video-lesson by Professor Andreea S. Calude who dives into the age-old argument between linguistic prescriptivists and descriptivists — who have two very different opinions on the matter. Does the grammar matter?
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Multilingual glossary: translation-interpreting hashtags

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The Internet era continue implementing new e-trends. This happens with all Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and so on.
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WATCH | Meet the only 4 people on Earth who speak this ancient SA language

WATCH | Meet the only 4 people on Earth who speak this ancient SA language | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Imagine speaking a language that is spoken by only four people on the planet and you are 84 and can't read or write.
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How languages are like food

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Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
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The future of translation is part human, part machine

The future of translation is part human, part machine | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Machines alone will never be able to put the meaning to words in translation
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How reliable is machine translation at the moment and what are its limitations?

How reliable is machine translation at the moment and what are its limitations? | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
A look at how machine translation is performing at the moment and where professional translation should be used.

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Google vs. Facebook Machine Translation – What is the difference? | Venga Global

Google vs. Facebook Machine Translation – What is the difference? | Venga Global | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Google and Facebook are focused on improving their own machine translation systems. How do they differ and what might it mean for the future of translation?

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Johnson: Translation platforms cannot replace humans | The Economist

Johnson: Translation platforms cannot replace humans | The Economist | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
ARAB newspapers have a reputation, partly deserved, for tamely taking the official line.
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The Most Famous Multilingual People in History

The Most Famous Multilingual People in History | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Being interested in language isn’t a new phenomenon. In fact, history is full of instances of figures who knew more than one or two languages. Let’s take a look at some famous historical figu…

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Higher quality neural translations for a bunch more languages

Higher quality neural translations for a bunch more languages | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
With neural translation, Google Translate is more accurate and sounds more human. We’re upgrading more languages starting today with Russian, Vietnamese and Hindi.
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Multilingualism in the Digital Age: a barrier or an opportunity?

Multilingualism in the Digital Age: a barrier or an opportunity? | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
A few years ago, Nelson Mandela nailed the importance of multilingualism in two sentences: "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."

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Le parole per descrivere la felicità in 26 lingue | Le vostre scelte

Le parole per descrivere la felicità in 26 lingue |  Le vostre scelte | Lexicool.com Web Review | Scoop.it
Notizie, anteprime e recensioni su arte, libri, musica, concerti, teatro ed
intrattenimento. Approfondimenti su spettacoli ed eventi. Spettacoli e Cultura, in News del Corriere della Sera.
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Terminologia etc. » » Le 7500 parole del lessico di base dell’italiano

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English phrases: Test your knowledge - BBC News

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The English language has a large number of idiosyncratic phrases - but how well do you know them? Take our quiz.
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Here are Collins Dictionary’s top 10 words of the year

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As 2016 draws to a close, the Collins Dictionary have released their top 10 ‘words of the year’ with ‘Brexit’ coming in at first place. It was chosen due to the dramatic increase in the use of the term – up 3,400 per cent according to their lexicographers - in the lead up to the European Union referendum. Head of language content at Collins, Helen Newstead, says, “Brexit is arguably politics' most important contribution to the English language in over 40 years, since the Watergate scandal gave commentators and comedians the suffix '-gate' to make any incident or scandal infinitely more compelling”. ‘Mic drop’, ‘dude food’ and ‘throw shade’ also made appearances on the list, as did ‘sharenting’ or the excessive sharing of photos of your kids. (See below for the full list and their definitions) The Oxford and Macquarie dictionaries have yet to announce their picks for 2016’s world of the year after the former nominated the laughing face emoji last year. Collins Dictionary’s top ten words: Brexit The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Hygge A concept, originating in Denmark, of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote wellbeing. Mic drop A theatrical gesture in which a person drops (or imitates the action of dropping) a hand-held microphone to the ground as the finale to a speech or performance. Trumpism (1) the policies advocated by the US politician Donald Trump, especially those involving a rejection of the current political establishment and the vigorous pursuit of American national interests (2) a controversial or outrageous statement attributed to Donald Trump Throw shade To make a public show of contempt for someone or something, often in a subtle or non-verbal manner Sharenting The habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc of one’s children. Snowflake generation The young adults of the 2010s, viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations Dude food Junk food such as hot dogs, burgers, etc considered particularly appealing to men. Uberization The adoption of a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and supplier, usually via mobile technology. JOMO Joy of missing out: pleasure gained from enjoying one’s current activities without worrying that other people are having more fun.

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