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November 10, 2018

Will Computers Replace Analytic Linguists?

A 1967 episode in the first Star Trek series, entitled “Arena,” featured Captain Kirk in a deadly competition with the captain of a starship of reptilian […]
November 15, 2018

Who Speaks for Translation? Translators!

When the subject of conversation turns to translation or interpreting, many people seem to have settled opinions, even if they speak only one language.  Only the […]
November 23, 2018

Client Education for Translators

Just as many translators do, whenever I recall my many conversations with translation clients, I think of all the teaching moments I have experienced.  As any […]
November 29, 2018

In Praise of Dictionaries Past, Present and Future

This week’s Blog is dedicated to dictionary junkies everywhere.  You know you are a dictionary junkie if, when you go to used bookstores, you find the […]
December 7, 2018

When Translation Tugs at Your Heart Strings: How Can You Translate a Teardrop?

When Analytic Linguists work in a wire room, authorized to listen to intercepted oral communications (i.e., wire tapped phone calls), they don’t “merely” listen to the […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]