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  • How to Become a Great Translator or Interpreter

    2018-04-25

    You’d think that translators and interpreters would owe much of their success to good fortune. It’s true that being born into the right environment or the right family can be all it takes for a great translator to blossom. Being raised in a diverse mix of culture and language can encourage bilingual or even multilingual development – and kick-start a command of language that will last a lifetime.

  • How language changes the colours we see

    2018-04-25

    Depending on what language you speak, your eye perceives colours – and the world – differently than someone else.

  • 4 reasons why good translation is key to success for tourism businesses

    2018-04-25

    It could be argued that accurate and efficient translation is more important in tourism than in any other sector. The reasoning behind this argument is that tourism is, by its very nature, a distinctly global industry, where growth is driven by the experiences and choices of people speaking a vast array of languages from all over the world.

  • Is Language an Invention or an Intrinsic Trait?

    2018-04-25

    The birth of human intelligence, language and culture is very similar to the “chicken or egg” problem. Did our distant ancestors emerge with vocal communication, bringing about culture, community and intelligence – or was language a consequent invention of tribal behaviour? Are there clues in the evolution of language or how we learn it?

  • An October Sunrise

    2017-07-07

    I was up the next morning be fore the October sunrise, and away through the wild and the woodland. The rising of the sun was noble in the cold and warmth of it peeping down the spread of light, he raised his shoulder heavily over the edge of grey mountain and wavering length of upland. Beneath his gaze the dew-fogs dipped, and crept to crept to the hollow places; then stole away in line and column, holding skirts, and clinging subtly at the sheltering corners where rock hung over grassland, while the brave lines of the hills came forth, one beyond other gliding.

  • Translation and Culture

    2017-07-07

    The term 'culture' addresses three salient categories of human activity: the 'personal,' whereby we as individuals think and function as such; the 'collective,' whereby we function in a social context; and the 'expressive,' whereby society expresses itself. Language is the only social institution without which no other social institution can function; it therefore underpins the three pillars upon which culture is built.

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