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On Acronyms and Public Policy

The English language, especially the type spoken in the United States, is very inclined to use initials or acronyms (initials that are pronounced as if they were a word, for example NATO, NAFTA, or UNESCO). From the most international OK – whose origin can be traced back to the American Civil War between the southern […]

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Translating Acronyms and Abbreviations

Normally, one of the most frequent problems that translators have to deal with is the translation of abbreviations or acronyms. Note that an abbreviation is the formation of a word from the first letter of each of the words that are part of it. Acronyms, however, are abbreviations that are pronounced as a word (e.g. […]

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What Do You Know About Sign Language and the Deaf Community?

Until recently, it seems like The Miracle Worker (the story of Helen Keller), was about the first and last I came across the issue of deafness; though impressionable, this fleeting fourth grade reading requirement blurred in my memory shortly thereafter. And the reality is, I think most everyone can relate. So when I began working […]

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