Here’s a load of reading/viewing for the holiday season. It’ll keep you busy if you get tired of all the eating and shopping and spending time with relatives!
TED talks can be quite interesting. Here’s a TED blog post about learning languages.
This infographic is on second languages.
Here’s an article about translating Ibsen. The book I edited most recently also has an article on that.
A piece on translating Chekhov has the headline “Any English-language version of Chekhov is doomed. The nature of translation means that to think otherwise is folly.” What do you think?
This review of a new book by translator and writer Tim Parks refers to translation.
How many words for death are there?
It’s impressive how one actor does accents of the British Isles.
Finally, an article on constructed languages.
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