Translation

Machine translation still needs human aid

Hendrik J. Kockaert – 2019-06-14 In today’s highly wired communication world, scholars and practitioners of translation studies cannot turn a blind eye to machine translation. The easily available translation tools deliver fast, free and targeted content. But are they a match for innate human skills? A new International Organization for Standardization standard for machine translation, …

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‘Mayan Girls’ Step Forward As Next Generation Of Translators Of An Ancient Language

By MADELINE FOX It can be hard to find a truly quiet place in the Lake Worth-based Guatemalan-Maya Center. Just inside one door, case workers and other staff answer phones and talk clients through paperwork, immigration processes and other services. A long, narrow room on the ground floor has chairs along one wall that are often …

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5 Ways Professional Translations Can Help in Business Growth

Written by Antonia Ava World has become a global village. In this era of globalization business activities need expansion. For the expansion of business activities it is very essential to meet your audience where they are. For this purpose your audience need to be engaged and for engaging global audience it is necessary to consider …

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The death of language? How translation apps are poised to change the world

Afrikaans into Khmer? No problem. Hungarian into Punjabi? Easy peasy. Once the realm of pure science fiction, new technology that allows people to communicate instantly with each other using different languages is now a reality – and it’s poised to change the world.  That at least is the bold claim made by experts amid rapid …

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Not lost in translation

Geeta Padmanabha – AUGUST 24, 2019 Some universities in Tamil Nadu are introducing courses on Indian literature in translation; textbooks are also being developed, looking at rich layered pieces chosen from local languages If you said “What!” at the end of Guy de Maupassant’s The Necklace, followed the adventures of The Three Musketeers and buried your nose in Tagore’s Geetanjali, …

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Language and style – translation

By The News Manual Reporting and writing across different languages. In the previous three modules on language and style from The News Manual we look at the basic structures for news articles, the words used when writing reports, and some important grammatical rules. In this, the final module of four, we look at these issues in the context of reporting and writing across …

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War of the Word: top scholars battle over Bible translations

Ruth Gledhill – 08 AUGUST 2019 The historian Eamon Duffy has criticised a new Bible translation as guilty of ‘flaccid’ waffle and ‘casual inaccuracy’ An academic war of words has broken out among leading Catholic scholars over the Revised New Jerusalem (RNJB) translation of the Bible. The world-renowned historian, Professor Eamon Duffy, of Magdalene College, Cambridge, …

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Neglecting translation stunts Arab intercultural outreach

What is being translated in the Arab world does not exceed 1% of the total volume of translated material on Earth. The Arab Weekly – Hassan Ouazzani 03/08/2019 Data released by the French Publishers Association indicate that the number of Arabic books translated and distributed in France in 2018 did not exceed 90, while the …

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Translated into earnings

Mark Robinson – August 1, 2019 Genesis 11:9 tells us that “the Lord did there [the Tower of Babel] confound the language of all the earth”. Whether Yahweh anticipated the commercial opportunities this move would afford is difficult to say, but according to MRFR Analysis, the global translation service market is expected to grow at an annualised …

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Things a translator does that you might not be aware of

16 July 2019 , By Maite Francois Nowadays, anyone can get a translation in a matter of seconds online. But while a machine translation is excellent for getting a general idea of the meaning of a text, it can get you into all kinds of trouble if you are relying on it to be 100% accurate. Translating …

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