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One for linguistics enthusiasts: a truly fascinating interview today on Excess Baggage travel program with Daniel Everett, Chair of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Illinois State University, US. Everett travelled to the Brazilian Amazon to live with the Piraha people, and In this interview he shares his experiences of living with the Pirahas and what [&hellip

Interview on Radio 4 regarding into English translators for the EU

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Interview on Radio 4 regarding into English translators for the EU

Those of you who last month read about the reported short of decent English translators for the EU may be interested to listen to this interview on Radio 4’s PM programme aired yesterday. Quite a lot of airtime was dedicated to the subject on the programme, with some interesting points raised. You can listen again [&hellip

Reported shortage of decent English translators for the EU, really?

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Reported shortage of decent English translators for the EU, really?

I read this interesting article on the Times Online this morning, taken from the Sunday Times. We all know August is the silly season for the media, and although this particular story isn’t ‘silly’ in the traditional sense, it did strike me as a little bizarre (particularly in light of the daft reader comments that [&hellip

Google Translation Center

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Google Translation Center

Over the past couple of days I’ve been reading about the (apparently 😉 inadvertently leaked news about  Google Translation Center, and have been wondering what it really entails for the translation industry. I first saw a notice about the ‘leak’ on ProZ.com, and then read about it on cnetnews.com, and also today on the  the [&hellip

Two completely different links for you in your lunch hour…

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Two completely different links for you in your lunch hour…

Following the recent shocking news that the University of Bradford has had to shut down its postgraduate course in Translating and Interpreting course due to lack of funding, this first link is to a petition to the Prime Minister entitled ‘Save language provision in higher education, particularly Interpreting and Translating’. Click here to add your [&hellip

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