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July 3, 2019

Improve Your Writing Through Imitation, Part One.

Aside from pedagogical questions surrounding the inculcation and acquisition of technical skills, of all the topics that teachers, critics, writers, translators and artists study, debate and […]
June 17, 2019

The Language of the Wire Room – No Place for the Squeamish

If you are considering working as an Analytic Linguist, you should be aware that you will be listening to court-ordered oral communications intercepts (private phone calls), […]
June 8, 2019

Now is Always the Right Time to Make a Career Change: Invest in Your Uniqueness

There is a saying on Madison Avenue, that street in New York City, which is famous for its many big advertising agencies: “When times are good, […]
June 2, 2019

Lessons for Analytic Linguists: Choosing Wisely or Not Wisely

A text lying before an Analytic Linguist/Translator is an unforgiving, rugged linguistic terrain.  It is a cluttered with booby traps and tiger traps.  Translators are not […]
May 20, 2019

A Tribute to the Legacy of Margaret S. Peden – A Prolific & Influential Literary Translator

Among the forty extant sonnets by Garcilaso de la Vega (1501-1536) there is a very famous one that is often imitated.  It begins with the line: […]
April 13, 2019

Rabassa & Steiner: Role Models for Translators and Lessons for Those Who Need Them

It is no hyperbole to observe that Gregory Rabassa was a prolific translator.  However, being a quantitative statement, it does not do justice either to Mr. […]
January 6, 2019

What Do Language Certifications Attest that a Person Can Do?

Bilingual people who are interested in monetizing their skills by professionalizing them need to consider how they intend to achieve this career goal.  The answer to […]
December 29, 2018

Consummate Composition Depends on Superb Sentences

Great chefs became great by first eating great food.  Of course, there is more involved in becoming a chef than just eating.  Great chefs also must […]
December 22, 2018

Is Studying the Process of Translation a Way for the Brain to Begin to Understand Itself?

The long-standing philosophical questions regarding whether there can be any thought without language have been not solved by neuroscience.  Instead, they have been made more interesting […]
December 14, 2018

Monitoring – On the Big and Little Screens

In order to tell a good story, a writer has to weave a suspenseful plot.  This requires many aspects of the plot, characters and setting and […]