Monthly Archives: January 2010

How Translators and Interpreters Can Help Haiti

The horrific and devastating tragedy that befell Haiti calls for all of us to contribute in any way and as much as possible to help the country move forward. As professional translators and interpreters, we can also do our part in this international effort. A few days after the tragedy, Translators Without Borders released an […]

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World Affairs Article: Let Languages Die

Esteemed linguist John McWhorter has published an article on the coming century in language evolution. Working on the idea that 90% of the world’s 6,000 languages will not survive to be in use in 2109, Mr. McWhorter then tells us why that’s not such a bad thing for him. The basis for his argument is […]

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Translation Studies

Texts have been translated between languages empirically, by hand. This doesn’t mean that people have not spent time reflecting and theorizing on the art of translation or that the great translators of history have stopped proposing their own theories. However, only recently have linguists elevated translation to a scientific category by creating a branch of […]

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