Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thanksgiving for native languages

It’s time to give thanks. What for, exactly? This Thanksgiving, give thanks for the 130 endangered native languages in the USA, and the people keeping them alive. Give thanks for Marie Wilcox. Born on Thanksgiving Day 1933, Marie is the last fluent

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Thank you for the stories

When I moved to Finland 3 years and 3 months ago, I barely knew the language. All I could read was the free supermarket adverts that came through the door, matching the products to multi-vowelled words underneath ( ääs and

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Posted in books, literature

Another Polish Oscar? Body/Ciało

Małgorzata Szumowska’s Body/Ciało is just out on DVD with English subtitles. It swept the board as Polish film of the year, it’s editor won the European film editor of the year, and it’s director won a Silver Bear in Berlin.

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Happy Birthday translators! 

Happy 60th Birthday to us! The Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters (SKTL) is 60 this year. The party has started: a lively exhibition opens tomorrow. The opening tonight was a celebration of linguistic skills and challenges in a multicultural

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