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The Decline of the Mother Language?

In this new entry I’d like to explore a possible change of course regarding a linguistic phenomenon as studied as it is supported. Linguistics has established, in its various branches (psycho, neuro, and socio) that children acquire the fundamentals of their main language on behalf of their family. This language was denominated, with little eloquence, […]

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A Brief History of Techniques Applied to Translation

From the Rosetta Stone onwards, the history of techniques applied to translation elapsed smoothly until Modernity, the time in which a series of changes, as diverse as they were profound, took place in people’s lives. For example, the idea of the modern machine implied a radical change with respect to its medieval counterpart. While the […]

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Curiously Specific and Unusual Words

In a recent post we wrote about the longest words in world, and commented on the particular power of synthesis and specificity that the German language has which allows it to construct compound words of undetermined length. Now, not only does German have a very particular power of specificity, but rather practically all languages have […]

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The Potential of Subtitles for Language Learning

The acquisition of foreign languages is one of the most studied topics in the field of linguistics. Today, due to the penetration of information technology as well as to prolonged exposure to diverse audiovisual content, we find ourselves faced with new ways of learning that, despite being absolutely incidental, are worth analyzing. In order to […]

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What to Expect From a Translations Company?

We’ve already spoken about the relationship that exists between price, quality, and speed when selecting a translation service. In this article, we will analyze in greater detail the variables that affect these three factors. When selecting a professional translation service, the decision to go with a certain provider will mainly depend on the variables of […]

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