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Common Myths and Misconceptions of Translation and Interpretation

October 21, 2016 1 Comments

In a previous blog, Translation vs. Interpretation, we discussed how the words "translation" and "interpretation" are commonly used interchangeably. However, they are two different professions, which share characteristics. These professions are also surrounded by a number of myths and misconceptions...

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Language Translation Facts
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translation vs interpretation, translators vs. interpreters, translation myths, role of translators, role of interpreters
News: Bible Translation Time Has Been Reduced From Years to Weeks

October 20, 2016 Comments

In 1980 it would have taken eight to 10 years to translate the Bible's New Testament. But the American Bible Society (ABS) managed to launch Nsenga and Ila translations for Zambia in three and a half years, according to Americanbible.org. ...

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Language Translation Facts
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Bible translation, translating the Bible, languages of the Bible, faster Bible translation
Identifying Target Audiences for Arabic Translation

October 19, 2016 2 Comments

Arabic is the seventh most important language online, with 166 million speakers accessing the internet. Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the language used in all written work, such as printed material and customer and corporate communications across Arabic-speaking regions. It is taught in schools an...

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Language Translation Facts
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Arabic translation, Arabic website translation, Arabic localization, translating arabic websites
News: World Languages Use Similar Sounds for Common Words

October 13, 2016 Comments

A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) found that humans tend to use the same sounds when pronouncing the words for common objects and ideas, regardless of the language they speak....

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Language Translation Facts
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languages of the world, common sounds between languages, similarities between languages, language sounds
Translation during the U.S. Presidential Elections

October 10, 2016 Comments

The American presidential elections always generate a huge amount of news and data, all of which need to be translated not only to the country's own diverse population, but also to the global media. This means translating and interpreting services are required by the candidates themselves but also n...

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Language Translation Facts
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election translation, interpreters in elections, election interpreters, translating the presidential election, US presidential election
Celebrate International Translation Day on September 30

September 29, 2016 Comments

International Translation Day (ITD) is celebrated every year on September 30th on the Feast of Saint Jerome. Saint Jerome, the patron Saint of translators, was the first person to translate the Bible into Latin from Hebrew. The day was launched in 1953 by the International Federation of Translators ...

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Language Translation Facts
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International Translation Day, Translation Day, Translators, translation

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