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Split Infinitives and the Monster of Prescriptive Grammar

Yes, the Monster of Prescriptive Grammar has reared its ugly head, and boy did it choose the occasion to do so – the inauguration of the first African-American president of the United States. For those who watched President Obama take the oath of office, I’m sure you found it awkward, ridiculous, shameful or just bizarre […]

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Language Change and Politics:

While language change may occur at varying speeds and due to diverse and numerous causes, many changes have political roots or explanations. Much of language change, obviously, has come about from human migration and the use of a language by non-native speakers, with the influences of the phonetic, syntactic and morphological rules of the migrants […]

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Trusted Translations Goes Green

Trusted Translations, the leading provider of Spanish language translations in the United States market, has recently announced its commitment to “go green” by implementing new policies that will reduce the use of paper by using methods of electronic delivery of invoices and projects as well as brochures and other materials related to marketing campaigns. The […]

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Quick Guide for the Translation Buyer

When it comes time to translate a document, finding the right service provider can be tricky. So how do you find the right translation agency to fit your needs? We have compiled a list of points to consider when preparing your document for translation, aimed at helping you to better understand the service you require. […]

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Portmanteau: More than a Coatrack and a Suitcase

The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines portmanteau as (1) a large suitcase or (2) “a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog).” In this blog post, we will be exploring the second definition provided by this famous dictionary, although […]

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More on Geographical Name Conversion: The Process of Transliteration

According to the “Manual for the National Standardization of Geographical Names” by the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names, there are four processes for the conversion of endonyms: (1) transliteration, (2) transcription, (3) translation and (4) exonymization. My last post was exactly on this fourth and last process… Well, at least we explored […]

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