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Why Dedicated Translation Service and Not Machine Translation Is Key to Business Growth

By IFP Media Wire -March 19, 2019 Popular search engines use machine translation to translate one language to another in seconds. But the problem with machine translation is it merely substitutes the words without really understanding the meaning behind them. While this is impressive, it can also be a reason for concern for many companies trying to …

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Lost and found in translation

B. Kolappan – MARCH 15, 2019 On Wednesday, addressing a mammoth election rally in Nagercoil, Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a spirited attack on the Rafale deal saying the contract was awarded to [Anil] Ambani, who had no previous experience in manufacturing aircraft. But the Tamil audience did not get the import of his English speech …

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Why translating the Canada Reads novel Suzanne was an emotional process for Rhonda Mullins

CBC Books · Posted: Mar 12, 2019 Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette‘s novel Suzanne is a fictionalized version of the life of Suzanne Meloche, the grandmother she never knew. Barbeau-Lavalette researched and wrote about her grandmother’s life as a way of understanding the decision to abandon her family in pursuit of her own fulfillment.   Originally published in French as La femme qui fuit in 2015, the novel was translated …

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Lost In Translation: How Language Is Used to Obfuscate Taiwan’s Reality

From “reunification” to “mainland” to “renegade province”, the way we talk about Taiwan affects the world’s perceptions of Asia’s most vibrant democracy. By Jenna Lynn Cody 2019/03/11 Consume any mainstream English-language media about Taiwan, and you’ll come across an abundant lexicon of terms that sound as though they help define the Taiwan-China situation: “renegade province”, “split in …

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Helping Others Become Bilingual

Post written by Aneta Pavlenko. Not long ago I had dinner in Montreal with two bilingual friends: Daphne, a francophone Canadian, who speaks flawless English, and Michael, an American, who managed to ‘go native’ in Quebec. My own French is functional when it comes to ordering a meal, finding my way around or indulging in guilty pleasures of …

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Gained in translation

G S Jayasree – MARCH 07, 2019 Despite facing a double disadvantage of language and gender, body of translation literature of and by women is growing in the country Women translators. Translating women. The moment we begin writing about women engaged in the act of moving a text from one language to another, we face the very …

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Libraries Are Joyful Places – 7 Reasons To Join Yours This Weekend

Do they spark joy? Yes. So let’s cherish them. By Natasha Hinde Three in five people currently hold a library card, which is a pretty high figure considering the rate at which libraries are closing across the UK. At least 846 public libraries have closed since 2010, figures from library association Cilip reveal, with an estimated 8,000 …

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The Need for Professional Arabic Translation Services in This Modern World

Around 186 million people in the world are believed to speak Arabic, making it the sixth most popular language. Arabic is also used by a large chunk of the Muslim population of the planet as this is the language of the Holy Quran.  Needless to say, the importance of Arabic cannot be underestimated. This is …

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Diversity in literature essential to student learning

February 26, 2019 By Tatyana Woodall An Ohio State post-doctoral researcher has found that cultural diversity in literature, or the lack of it, can make a huge impact in and beyond the classroom. Carlotta Penn, a literacy trainer in the College of Education and author of the 2017 children’s book “Dream A Rainbow,” focuses the majority …

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Donald Keene, Famed Translator of Japanese Literature, Dies at 96

By Ben Dooley – Feb. 24, 2019 Donald Keene, whose translations of Japanese literature into English and prodigious academic output helped define the study of the subject and made him a celebrity in Japan, died on Sunday in Tokyo. He was 96. The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University confirmed his death. He …

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