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Banned Books Week: Censored! Pippi and Tintin

This week (21-27 September) is Banned Books Week. It’s a chance – particularly in the States – to celebrate the freedom to read. What gets banned isn’t always what you expect, and it’s very contextual. In this regard, the Finnish Library Channel’s calendar

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holy languages for holy week

The holy books of Christians and Jews are a complex mixture of languages and manuscripts that gloriously overlap and contradict. There are more and more chances to see this huge diversity coming together. Two exhibitions, similar content, different title: verbum

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Posted in faith, international, language, translation

one word to begin

New years’ resolutions can be overwhelming, if like me, you make a lengthy list and then struggle to live up to your own ideals, often failing within the first week. So this year I decided to choose one word to guide

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Posted in faith, Illustration, language, literature, words

O!

‘Would it be of any use, now,’ thought Alice, `to speak to this mouse? Everything is so out-of-the-way down here that I should think very likely it can talk: at any rate, there’s no harm in trying.’ So she began:

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international translation day: beyond linguistic barriers – a united world

It’s the 22nd International Translation Day today. The Congolese member of the Federation of Interpreters and Translators chose the theme “Beyond Linguistic Barriers – A United World,” because the work of TTIs (translators, terminologists and interpreters) breaks down global barriers in

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Posted in international, language, NGOs, translation

how far would you go for a good translation?

Once upon a time there was a young woman called Mary Jones. She was Welsh. She wanted to read the bible in her own language. So she saved for 6 years and walked 26 miles to get a copy. The End?

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