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Hill walking with the alphabet name game

As any parent will attest, trying to go places with small children in tow can be a challenge. Attempting to persuade them up and down Welsh hills in inclement weather for no apparent purpose other than to enjoy the scenery… Read More

June 28, 2022 by H Fream

Hill walking with the alphabet name game

As any parent will attest, trying to go places with small children in tow can be a challenge. Attempting to persuade them up and down Welsh hills in inclement weather for no apparent purpose other than to enjoy the scenery and you can soon have a mutiny on your hands.…

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June 20, 2022 by Alison Tunley

Anti-languages and argots

This blog recently delved into Polari, a form of slang used as a kind of secret language by people working in theatres, fairgrounds and markets and subsequently adopted by some gay people in the early to mid-20th century. This kind of jargon associated with a particular group is sometimes referred…

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June 17, 2022 by Alison Tunley

Machine translation mishaps and other misadventures

  The quality of machine translation output is undoubtedly improving, and translators may be prompted to question their future with increasing volumes of post editing machine translation (PEMT) tasks among their offers of work. But a quick immersion in the world of PEMT is usually enough to reassure you that…

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May 31, 2022 by admin

Polari – a linguistic melting pot and subculture slang

Polari is a form of slang associated with gay subculture, brought to mainstream attention in the UK by Kenneth Williams in Round the Horn, a radio show that had regular audiences of 15 million at its peak in the mid to late 1960s. Williams played one half of “Julian and…

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May 24, 2022 by Alison Tunley

Renewed interest in the UK’s linguistic heritage

Over the last few months, several news stories about language in the UK have caught my eye and prompted me to wonder if there is a renewed interest in some of the country’s older linguistic heritage, particularly around the geographical margins. In Alderney, the northernmost of the inhabited Channel Islands,…

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May 17, 2022 by Alison Tunley

Alphabetic name confusion & failing to keep up with the Kardashians

Novelists are well aware of the peril of giving two characters names that start with the same letter because readers have a tendency to get them confused. I sometimes struggle to keep track of who’s who in a book even when the name of both characters is not remotely similar,…

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May 10, 2022 by Alison Tunley

Linguistic “Inheritance Tracks”

The Saturday Live show on BBC Radio 4 features a slot called “Inheritance Tracks”, in which a guest shares a piece of music they would like to recommend to future generations and a piece they have themselves inherited from a previous generation. I think this format would work well for…

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May 4, 2022 by Alison Tunley

Lost job titles and nominalisation: the knocker-upper

During a bleary-eyed start to the day recently, discussion at the breakfast table turned to the pros and cons of different alarm clock devices and the tricks people deploy to ensure they get out of bed rather than remaining under the duvet. This led us on to the now lost…

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April 27, 2022 by Alison Tunley

Speech recognition: Part II Tips for translators

The previous blog describes getting to grips with speech recognition tools for successful dictation. In terms of using speech recognition for translation work, certain types of projects lend themselves more easily to be being handled by a dictation application. The very first project I took on was relatively straightforward from…

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April 22, 2022 by Alison Tunley

Speech recognition: Part I “It’s not that bad!”

This blog is brought to you by speech recognition, which I was finally forced to embrace having fractured my shoulder cycling at our local velodrome. Many years ago I studied acoustic variation in speech for my PhD and did a placement with a speech recognition company. So I knew enough…

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