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Q&A: What Can We Learn from Studying Translations of the Bible?

The National Book Review | Posted 02.11.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

Aviya Kushner's book The Grammar of God: A Journey Into the Words and Worlds of the Bible is profoundly personal. Kushner grew up in a Hebrew-speaking, scholarly household in which the Bible--read in the original Hebrew--was often the center of conversation and debate.

A New Device Can Translate Speech In Real Time

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 01.08.2016 | Technology

Say "hello," "bonjour," "konichiwa" and "salaam" to a wearable device called "ili" that translates your speech in real time.  It looks like ...

Finding a Gifted Translator to Translate Your Important Documents into Foreign Languages

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 12.27.2015 | Business
Ashley Wren Collins

Whether you need your website, or an important document such as a marriage license, transcript, contract or other official document translated into another language, it helps to understand what kinds of features you should be looking for.

Poets and Lawyers: Birds of a Feather

Harold Lloyd | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts
Harold Lloyd

Good lawyers, like good poets, wrestle with world and word. Good lawyers, like good poets, fuse theory and practice in a craft of language.

The Art of Translation: An Interview With Hilary Kaplan

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 12.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Now that I am a writer, I am awestruck by those who possess the facility to translate works of literature. How do they do it? Is the translation a new, separate work of art?

Josely Vianna Baptista in Conversation

Poetry Foundation | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

by Robert Fernandez Josely Vianna Baptista (Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, 1957) has written several books of poetry and prose, including a book for youn...

11 Beautiful Italian Words And Phrases That Just Don't Translate

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel

Italy is home to a beautiful language -- a language after our own heart that celebrates adventure, the art of treating yourself and, of course, mind-blowingly delicious food. Here are our favorite words and phrases that don't exist in English.

Billion Word Bonanza

K. David Harrison | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts
K. David Harrison

Movie subtitles can annoy--as visual clutter--when you don't need them, but they are a godsend for the deaf and anyone watching a foreign language film. Now a devoted group of 200,000 volunteer video subbers on Viki.com have elevated the humble subtitle to an art form.

Why Are They Translating Shakespeare?

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Oregon Shakespeare Company is doing translations of all of Shakespeare's plays to make them more comprehensible. Why?

10 Phrases Our Kids Use...and What They Really Mean

Joe DeProspero | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

We're called parents, but a more accurate title for us is "underpaid translators." Because we need to take what our lying, sometimes petulant children say and convert it to something that's not so easily uncovered -- the truth.

The Real Meaning Behind The 'Macarena' Will Crush Your '90s Soul

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.02.2015 | Latino Voices

Things are about get real for “Macarena” fans. Spanish pop duo Los del Río released the hit song in 1994, since then its ...

MIT Scientists Discover A Universal 'Link' Between All Languages

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.07.2015 | Science

Of the roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world, not one commonality has been found connecting them all together -- until now. Researcher...

A Harem of Translators: Isaac Bashevis Singer at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 07.31.2015 | Books
Pamela Feinsilber

Singer wanted a translator who wouldn't share the spotlight, and thus began his employment over the years of some 40 unknown women, a few of whom didn't even speak Yiddish.

Has Skype's Translation Technology Been Previewed Too Early?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.20.2015 | Technology
Jonha Revesencio

By releasing the software to members of the public, Skype may have done some serious damage to their reputation, regardless of the advances they have made in translation technology and the years of research spent on it. They will have to work quickly before the service is released beyond the preview stage if they want to outshine Google.

We Still Need Literature In Translation. Here's Why.

Minae Mizumura | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Minae Mizumura

The Makioka Sisters opens with a scene where two sisters are whispering about yet another prospect of an arranged marriage for the third sister, Yukik...

9/11 Defendants Claim Military Commission Translator Assisted CIA Torture

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

It didn't take long for the Guantanamo military commission in the 9/11 case to stumble again -- this time when two of the accused co-conspirators said they recognized a translator in the courtroom from their time in a CIA black site.

Google Translate Update May Save You A Lot Of Money

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology

Your smartphone is about to become your best friend when traveling, even if you don't want to shell out big bucks for an international data plan.

Book of the Year: Guantanamo

David Shook | Posted 02.15.2015 | Books
David Shook

Guantanamo is a powerful reminder that language is an instrument of power, equally capable of humanizing and dehumanizing others. Guantanamo itself, with its strange, off-the-books location on Cuba and its strict policy of secrecy, bears witness to the impunity of the powerful.

4 Strategies NASA Used to Market the Moon

Markus Giesler | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

Most people look at NASA as a space agency and at my childhood projects as natural activities. However, NASA is probably one of the most successful marketing agencies in the 20th century and my childhood is evidence of its enduring influence on society.

Poetry in Translation: A Conversation With Care Santos

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Julie R. Enszer

Santos's collection, Dissection, translated into English by Lawrence Schimel, has just been published by A Midsummer Night's Press as a part of its new Periscope imprint. Recently, I talked with Santos about her work as a poet.

Poetry in Translation: A Conversation With Jana Putrle Srdić

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 01.11.2015 | Books
Julie R. Enszer

Putrle's collection, Anything Could Happen, translated into English by Barbara Jurša, has just been published by A Midsummer Night's Press as a part of its new Periscope imprint.

'Alex from Target': Can I Do This With My Brand?

Markus Giesler | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

The success or failure of an innovation lies therefore no longer in Alex from Target, his cuteness, or the humor that is portrayed in the photo, but rather in the hands of multiple actors who may deal with Alex very differently. Some people will adore him. Others will caricature him.

Round Two Will Be Even Harder

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

A mere four weeks lie ahead of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) second open enrollment period and all eyes are on Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell to avoid the glitches that plagued efforts last fall.

A Fight for Awareness in the Age of Globalization

Francoise Henderson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Francoise Henderson

When it comes to an infectious disease like Ebola, education is just as important as aid.

Judge Orders State To Take Additional Steps To Help Those With Limited English Vote

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with ...