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In Translation: November Fiction and Poetry ⋆ Epeak World News

In Translation: November Fiction and Poetry ⋆ Epeak World News | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
November is pretty miserable, generally-speaking, so why not grab some of this great newly-translated poetry and fiction? We have poetry from Paraguay, a spy novel and a work of historical suspense from France, and a Turkish novel about violence and freedom. Enjoy!Paraguayan Sea by Wilson Bueno, tra
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CALL FOR PAPERS IAPTI2018

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IAPTI Fifth International Conference 29-30 September 2018, Valencia, Spain IAPTI is inviting all translators and interpreters to submit their presentation proposals for its 5th International Conference in Valencia, Spain.
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Cultural heritage institute to fund new Persian linguistics fellowship

Cultural heritage institute to fund new Persian linguistics fellowship | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
The UCLA department of linguistics is establishing a fellowship in Persian linguistics with a $1 million donation from a Iranian culture institute, the university announced Monday.The Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute…
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If you used a time machine to go back to London circa 1375, would you be able to communicate to people? • r/linguistics

If you used a time machine to go back to London circa 1375, would you be able to communicate to people? • r/linguistics | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
In school we were forced to memorize the prologue to the Canterbury Tales. I’ve since learned this is a common practice, and since my teache
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A Dictionary of Hoptanglish: (a language knot to mention): David J. Catchpoole: 9780995394308: Amazon.com: Books

A Dictionary of Hoptanglish: (a language knot to mention): David J. Catchpoole: 9780995394308: Amazon.com: Books | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
A Dictionary of Hoptanglish: (a language knot to mention) [David J. Catchpoole] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <div>           All aboard the jaloopy to Hoptanglia!</div><div>    Along the way you might catch a glimpse of some of the native life forms
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2017 National Translation Award Shortlists Announced - TRANSLATIONiSTA

2017 National Translation Award Shortlists Announced - TRANSLATIONiSTA | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
The American Literary Translators Association has just announced the shortlists for its 2017 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose. The winners of both awards will be announced this October at the 40th anniversary ALTA conference in Minneapolis. I’m delighted to see smaller publishers so well-represented on this list. Special congratulations to co•im•press and NYRB Classics, with two …

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The Oldest Words in the English Language - Study Learn Succeed

The Oldest Words in the English Language - Study Learn Succeed | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
The Oldest Words in the English Language Well, like many languages English is pretty old. In fact, it’s been round for thousands of years. English is a language formed from many different sources, but what were the first words ever
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users over at r/linguistics have a scholarly disagreement over the Turkish language and President Erdogan • r/SubredditDrama

users over at r/linguistics have a scholarly disagreement over the Turkish language and President Erdogan • r/SubredditDrama | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
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Gene Simmons Wants To Trademark The Iconic 'Rock And Roll' Hand Gesture

Gene Simmons Wants To Trademark The Iconic 'Rock And Roll' Hand Gesture | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Think twice before putting your horns up.
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Los sefardíes de Bulgaria

Werner Krauss Prize 2017 Los sefardíes de Bulgaria Estudio y edición crítica de la obra «Notas istorikas» de Avraam Moshe Tadjer [Sephardic Jews in Bulgaria: Study and Critical Edition of Avraam Moshe Tadjer’s “Notas istorikas”] Series:Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 404 DE...
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50 years of Linguistics at MIT, Lecture 4 2017

Noam Chomsky speaks about the history of linguistics in the 20th century and the role played by the MIT Linguistics department. from "50 Years o
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Tough language tests blamed for drop in EU nurses

Tough language tests blamed for drop in EU nurses: Recruitment firm warn 'inappropriate' £150 exams have led to 96% fall in numbers. Tough new languag
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New Language Hopes to Become Slavic Lingua Franca - Transitions Online

The brainchild of a Czech linguist and a Croatian anthropologist, the language aims to build bridges between Slavic people.  
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A Harvard Professor Critiques Taylor Swift's New Poems

A Harvard Professor Critiques Taylor Swift's New Poems | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
"I just don’t think they stand up on their own in the way that my favorite poets do."
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It’s one-way bilingualism, not immigration, that’s killing the Welsh language

It’s one-way bilingualism, not immigration, that’s killing the Welsh language | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Abraham Somers Cocks People often say that non-Welsh in-migration is, and has been, the downfall of the Welsh Language. Certainly, if you were to compare the strength of Welsh in, say, Blaenau Ffes…
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​​Languages Aren’t Cliques | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson

​​Languages Aren’t Cliques | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
A first language isn’t an exclusive club designed to leave anyone out. For newcomers to North America, it’s a welcome beacon in a sea of uncertainty—a sea in which it feels like everyone else is in a clique they weren’t invited to join.
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Rare Languages Uncovered in Ancient Monastic Library | Home | Glyph • r/linguistics

Rare Languages Uncovered in Ancient Monastic Library | Home | Glyph • r/linguistics | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
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A very long list of linguistics movies, documentaries, and TV show episodes

A very long list of linguistics movies, documentaries, and TV show episodes | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
A very long list of linguistics movies, documentaries, and TV show episodes Looking for linguistics and language-related films to watch? Mary Ann Walter, a linguist who runs a linguistics fil
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Words We Mispronounce Because We've Only Ever Read Them

Words We Mispronounce Because We've Only Ever Read Them | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
Rioters share words they've mispronounced because they'd only ever read them.

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Pascal Birchler: Translating WordPress Into a Language Nobody Speaks

Switzerland has four official languages: German, Italian, French, and Romansh. Growing up in the canton of Grisons, I got in touch with the latter early on. Unfortunately, it is a dying language. To do something against this, I decided to translate WordPress into Romansh. And I didn’t even speak the language! What began with one…
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Big and small data in ancient languages

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by Nicholas Zair (University of Cambridge) Back in November I gave a talk at the Society’s round table on ‘Sources of evidence for linguistic analysis’ on ‘Big and small data in ancient languages’. Here I’m going to focus on one of the case studies I considered under the heading of ‘small data’, which is based…
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The Letter B: facts you might not know, by me! • r/linguistics

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J K Rowling blasts Niven over misogynist language towards May | The Bookseller

J K Rowling has condemned Scottish author John Niven on social media for calling prime minister Theresa May "a whore".
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Why linguistics can't always identify cyber attackers' nationality

Why linguistics can't always identify cyber attackers' nationality | Wordsmiths universe | Scoop.it
The security whodunnit: analyzing the language used in an attack is just one tool to assign attribution, and it’s not always reliable.
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Babel: the language magazine

Babel is a new magazine all about language and linguistics

With Prof. David Crystal as Linguistic Advisor and Profs. Lesley Jeffries and Dan McIntyre as co-editors, Babel is written and compiled by world-class linguists. Nevertheless, it is aimed at a wide range of language-lovers, bringing cutting edge research in linguistics to our subscribers in an accessible and fun glossy magazine.
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