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Disagreement over Irish language and Northern Ireland power-sharing

It is over a year now since the Northern Ireland power-sharing agreement collapsed in January 2017 with Sinn Fein’s withdrawal from cooperation with the DUP. The original source of the disagreement was the alleged involvement of DUP leader… Read More

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November 3, 2017 by Alison Tunley

Theatre Brings To Life A Japanese Macbeth

  Cinema audiences are familiar with watching subtitled films, and the recent wave of Scandinavian crime dramas have brought subtitled television shows into the mainstream. Opera audiences have surtitles to help them follow the action, either because the production is in a foreign language or, at English National Opera for…

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October 26, 2017 by Alison Tunley

Bilingual Filming: In The Quest Of Wider Audiences

  Scandinavian crime dramas hit the big time over recent years with series such as The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen making subtitled TV dramas a mainstream phenomenon. Another success story in the “Nordic noir” genre has taken a very different approach to reaching audiences with different languages. The Welsh…

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October 19, 2017 by Alison Tunley

The Role Of Translators In The War Against Terrorism

  This summer’s terrorist attack in Barcelona brought translators into the news for the most tragic of reasons. The location of the attack in the Las Ramblas district, one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations, meant that those affected were from all over the world and spoke a wide…

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October 5, 2017 by admin

Women in Translation – A Retrospective Look

Rather belatedly on September 1st I stumbled upon an article informing me that August had been Women in Translation Month. In a spirit of “better late than never”, this blog post looks back at some of the highlights from the social media and newspaper articles written to celebrate the literary…

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September 28, 2017 by Paola Messina

Will Shakespeare be translated into the Dothraki language?

  Unless you have been living under a rock for the past seven years, it will not come as a shock that the fantasy world of Game of Thrones, created by the genius of George R. R. Martin and brought to life – or rather, TV – by David Benioff…

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September 20, 2017 by Alison Tunley

A Linguistic Nostalgia Trip To The Welsh Language

  Each year as we drive into Wales to visit my parents I marvel at how the landscape genuinely transforms as soon as you cross the border. The moment you leave England the first lumps and bumps rise up in the land. Depending on your route into Wales these first…

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September 14, 2017 by admin

Is Scanlation The Black Sheep Of The Translation Family?

  Scanlation refers to the process where foreign language comics are scanned, translated and then edited to make them available to a wider audience beyond their country of origin. It is most commonly associated with the production of English language versions of Japanese “manga” comics, particularly in the USA. The…

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September 6, 2017 by Alison Tunley

Could we count if we had no words for numbers?

A recent blog post looking at the differing international conventions for number formatting prompted me to revisit the topic of different cultures and their approach to number concepts. While it might be inconvenient for the translator to tackle the reformatting required to turn commas into decimal points and full stops…

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August 31, 2017 by admin

The British Debate Over The Pronunciation Of Scone

  What could be more British than an afternoon cup of tea and a scone with jam and cream? Visitors to Britain need to be aware that this innocent baked item is the source of all sorts of contentious debate: jam or cream first, double cream or clotted, is it…

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August 24, 2017 by admin

Are Number Conventions The Same In All Languages?

Any translator working from French or German to English or vice versa will surely have cursed softly under their breath at the different number conventions used in these languages for writing out numbers. Where US and British English use a full stop/period to do the job of marking the decimal…

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Maximus Crushing and Screening

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