Can translation be taught?

by David Garcia-Gonzalez

In this blog post, I will be reflecting on a topic which has stirred up much debate among translators in recent years: […]

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The Etymology of Friends

by David Garcia-Gonzalez

Friend. Amigo. Habib. Ven. Friend. A simple word, yet one that holds such a multitude of meanings for so many people. This […]

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Should Non-Standard English be Used in Subtitles?

by David Garcia-Gonzalez

One of the unique things about subtitling is that it takes spoken language and puts it into a written form. But with […]

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‘How you going?’

by David Garcia-Gonzalez

Although the Aussies do speak English, they have their very own unique slang terms that sometimes make it sound like a completely […]

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Eurovision has arrived!

by David Garcia-Gonzalez

Yes, it is that time of the year where the longest-running annual international TV song competition takes place, bringing together all (or […]

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Who are Heritage Language Learners?

by David Garcia-Gonzalez

In today’s ever-moving society, people more and more often are learning a second language from a parent or parents outside of the […]

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Language Fun Facts: Russian Edition

by David Garcia-Gonzalez

In Russian it is widely believed that cases represent the biggest difficulty in learning the language. This is because it is less […]

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Chocolate eggs and Matzah brei

by David Garcia-Gonzalez

Easter is the Christian celebration of the resurrection of their Messiah. After the 40 days of Lent, on Easter Sunday, a big […]

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Branching off from Indo-European Languages

by David Garcia-Gonzalez

Linguists have often used trees and branches as metaphors to explain and map the connections between language groups. Minna Sundberg’s well known […]

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The Task of Localising Harry Potter

by David Garcia-Gonzalez

This video, courtesy of Vox, recounts the struggles that translators faced when translating the Harry Potter series into their mother tongues. Not […]

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