21 Nov 2013

Concern over UK’s Foreign Language Capabilities

The UK might be a small collection of islands but it needs to think big if it wants to capitalise on the increasingly international and inter-connected flavour of business. A good place to start is increasing the diversity of languages […]

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16 Oct 2013

Amazon to Increase AmazonCrossing Portfolio with Brazilian Translations

Amazon’s literary translation division AmazonCrossing has announced that it will be carrying English translations of Brazilian works from 2015. The works that will be translated as part of an initial Kindle offering to begin in 2013 will include short stories […]

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12 Sep 2013

Noam Chomsky’s Interview Lost in Translation

Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political activist, linguists, and philosopher, has accused the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak of fabricating parts of a recent interview which the newspaper conducted with him. The Turkish daily published a front page article headlined “The Arab […]

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19 Jul 2013

Keep Calm and Carry On in Other Languages

This summer the UK will host a record number of foreign visitors to our shores. To celebrate, we wanted to find something unmistakably British, something that sums up the very spirit of Britishness, to boost the morale of all those […]

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18 Jul 2013

Grammatical Genders in Different Languages

When speaking of grammatical genders, one might wonder what grammar has to do with sex. Not much, to be honest. The original meaning of ‘gender’ was ‘race’, ‘type’ or ‘kind’. As a matter of fact, ‘gender’ has the same origin […]

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