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Cogency: Am I Making Myself Understood?

The ability to formulate an argument (written or spoken) that logically sustains itself is not perceived the same way in every part of the world, a fact which makes the work of a translator quite peculiar in certain instances.  In fact, the intersection of language and culture yields some incredibly interesting dilemmas, with regards to […]

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President Obama, the Power of Words, and Official Chinese Translation

Following up on my post from last week on President Obama and the power of words, it’s interesting to note how the words in President Obama’s inauguration speech were evidently deemed by the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China to be too powerful for the people of China. Not only was the live […]

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The Economist cracks down on Americanisms

The Economist is the well-known and acclaimed magazine newspaper(!) about…well, economics…that is published in the UK. One of its proudest principles is how it likes to take stands on issues and argue in favor of or against topics. It is read by important, influential, and intelligent people throughout the world. So as I was thumbing […]

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Sapir-Whorf and Experimentation

If any of you languagephiles out there are not familiar with the Spair-Whorf hypothesis, it posits that the language a person speaks influences his or her thought patterns perception of the world. I have always found this fascinating for a variety of reasons, but especially when considering something like word order in the construction of […]

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Happy Holidays 2008

Wherever you are, whatever you may be doing for the next week, I wish you all happiness, warmth, health, food, family, and safety. Thank you for stopping by and reading this and any of the other posts. See you soon!

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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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Machine Translations now available on YouTube

Most translators have heard of the new online machine translation option called “Google Translate”. While many would argue that machine translations have several issues regarding accuracy and the inability to understand the text like humans do, this has become a widely popular tool, so much so that YouTube recently announced the launch of a Translate […]

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