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The Legacy of the Linguist

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Following on from my last post on the fundamental differences between translation and interpretation, in this entry I shall consider the life span of each, and the traces the professional linguist leaves in each case. Every translation we read has a unique effect on us – especially if we have knowledge of the source language. This […]

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How Do Translation and Interpretation Differ?

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There is a common misunderstanding about those who work in the field of translation and interpretation. Sometimes these professionals are referred to using the umbrella term ‘translators’, and are believed to be linguists capable of providing all kinds of linguistic services simply because they possess a very advanced knowledge of a foreign language. This assumption […]

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Can Artificial Languages Be Established?

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Artificial languages​, that is, languages ​​constructed by humans based on the study of “natural” languages, ​​have been created throughout history for multiple (and, indeed, very interesting) reasons, although they have not always achieved their purpose. In many cases, the purpose of these languages ​​has been to unite the world. In 1879, a German priest named […]

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Translations and Interpretations at Google Helpouts

Recently, Trusted Translations announced the launching of a new professional Interpretation and Translation  service through an innovative Google platform known as Helpouts. What is this innovative Google tool about? Helpouts is a new video service platform through which people can easily connect with experts in multiple languages concerning a variety of interest areas, ranging from culinary questions to language-related inquiries. […]

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The Benefits of Bilingualism: Part Two

In our last blog post we talked about the many ways that bilingualism can benefit a person. As stated before, a person who is bilingual enjoys an extraordinary amount of benefits. While learning a new language as an adult is entirely possible, multiple studies have proven that children have a much easier time both grasping […]

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