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Sigmund Freud: How to Translate a Genius

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Rarely must it have been as complex to translate the complete works of an author as was the case with the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, the author of multiple books and essays who introduced completely novel ideas to the world. Perhaps the most recognized translation is that of James Strachey, British, also a psychoanalyst, […]

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The Dubbing Boom in Latin America

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A few years back, it seemed highly improbable that cable channels would modify their lineup in order to offer their content dubbed rather than subtitled. From some point in the late ‘90s until quite recently, people enjoyed series and movies in their original language, making it possible to appreciate the “natural version” of an episode […]

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On Linguistic Landscape

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In a previous post we dealt with the issue of multilingualism and the consequences it has in people’s lives. That article made reference to the oral aspect of the coexistence of several languages in a single place, but it did not delve into what happens with signs in public spaces. This phenomenon is known as […]

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Which Is Considered the Best Dubbing Job in History?

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In previous posts we dealt with the subject of the revolution of dubbing (specifically, in animated Disney films). Starting in the 1940s, this aspect of internationalization of film was subject to incredible improvements. But which is considered to be among the best dubbing jobs in history? And, more important still, what characteristics does it display? Through […]

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The Pronoun Game

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In Chasing Amy, by U.S. filmmaker Kevin Smith, the lead character in the film makes an unexpected switch in her relationship preferences and decides to tell her friends, all of whom are lesbians, that she is going out with “someone.” Her friends, without missing a beat, start to interrogate the character named Alyssa, played by […]

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Translation: One of the Most Promising Industries in 2014

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Recently Inc. Magazine published an article with the five most promising industries in 2014. It’s no surprise that within that select group are two that go hand in hand: apps, and translation and localization services. Of course, as far as apps are concerned, there isn’t much else to be said. Currently they are undergoing intense […]

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Does the Job of the Translator Have Its Days Counted?

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The debate over the advance of industrialization to the detriment of manual work dates back at least to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. It’s a debate that, in keeping with the steep rate of the progress, has become increasingly relevant and current. The European realist painters of the late 19th century raised the cry […]

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