Here’s a round-up of recent articles on translation or related topics.
In this article, some authors pick their favourite translated children’s books.
This piece looks at long words.
I’m a fan of the apostrophe, so my mother sent me an article on just that topic. As the author points out: “How would you distinguish between my brother’s wives and my brothers’ wives ? Between The military claims we’re wrong and The military claims were wrong ?” My students sometimes say apostrophes don’t matter, but clearly they do.
Here’s one on neologisms.
This is a piece on the translator as advocate.
And finally, one on translation mistakes.
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