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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 […]
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. […]
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: […]
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), […]
August 3, 2019

Are you Bilingual? Here’s Why Companies Are Hiring Analytic Linguists.

Are you Bilingual? Here’s Why Companies Are Hiring Analytic Linguists.   If you are bilingual, you have the toolkit in your head to lead you to […]