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Nuremberg trials interpreter Siegfried Ramler: ‘The things we saw were shocking’

Seven years after fleeing the Nazis on the kindertransport, Siegfried Ramler made his way to Nuremberg – where he became an interpreter in the trials of Germany’s major war criminals<p>Siegfried Ramler travelled from Honolulu to London last month, a little short of his 90th birthday, to give a talk …

How to become a public speaker in 1 year — Step 8: Prepare content

You accepted the opportunity to speak somewhere. The hard work is not done yet: you now need to write the talk. Generating and ordering the content …

Words act like wild animals: “We don’t understand that no language could ever sit still”

<b>John McWhorter (Macmillon)</b><p>Salon speaks with Columbia University linguist John McWhorter about his lively new book “Words on the Move”<p>Scott Timberg<p>November 29, 2016 11:58pm (UTC)<p>Why does language change? Why do we get so upset when it does? And is there any way to stop it? These are some of the …

Successful Stories & Best Tips From Freelance Translators

75<p>Translator Online: Successful Stories & Best Tips<p>The path to success in freelance translation business isn’t always straight. There are often BUMPS …

The Do's and Don'ts of Email Etiquette

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When the use of email became common in the early 90s, the business world changed. Email now takes up a significant portion of our workday. According to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC) workers spend 28 percent of their …

Productivity

Top 5 Mistakes Poles Make in English: Grammar

This week I’m going to look at some areas where Polish learners of English make very common mistakes. This is not a complete list; I’ve been a …

Language Learning

Mizoandryzm? Koherentny? 15 trudnych słów, które warto znać (żeby zabłysnąć)

15<p>Trudne słowa, czyli takie, z którymi mamy na co dzień kontakt, nie do końca znamy ich znaczenie, ale również nie sięgamy po nie do słownika.<p>Mimo …

English words fail to take root in Polish vernacular

The constant shuttling of hundreds of thousands of mostly young Polish workers between Poland and Britain has had a big and visible impact on demographics, economics and culture. But the influence on language is curiously hard to pin down.<p>That is partly because Polish, like Poland itself, has been …

BBC - Culture - The greatest mistranslations ever

After Google Translate’s latest update, BBC Culture finds history’s biggest language mistakes – including a US president stating ‘I desire the Poles carnally’.<p>Google Translate’s latest update – turning the app into a real-time interpreter – has been heralded as bringing us closer to ‘a world where …

French Government

The 2 Unbreakable Laws of Public Speaking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two years ago, I sat captivated in an audience listening to one of the best speakers on the circuit. He almost hypnotized us with his cadence of style and charisma. Leaning toward the stage, I began to study his methods in order to learn …

Public Speaking

The 7 Cs of CommunicationA Checklist for Clear Communication

Think of how often you communicate with people during the day.<p>You write emails, facilitate meetings, participate in conference calls, create reports, …

Relatively speaking: do our words influence how we think?

Shortly after New Year's Eve, I sat in a Berlin airport, clutching my head. Around me a few other English EasyJetters waited, too, listening vaguely to the German voice coming over the loudspeaker. One of my bleary countrymen turned to another and said: "They sound like they're angry all the time, …

What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

Learning a foreign language can increase the size of your brain. This is what Swedish scientists discovered when they used brain scans to monitor what happens when someone learns a second language. The study is part of a growing body of research using brain imaging technologies to better understand …

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Jak serwisy społecznościowe wpływają na naszą psychikę?

David Hughes z University of Manchester wraz ze współpracownikami wykazali, że istnieją istotne różnice pod względem nasilenia pewnych cech …

Former BBC head Mark Thompson on Trump, Orwell and what's gone wrong with political language

<i>A former head of the BBC launches a timely attack on the hellish state of political language</i><p>This is a book about lies. Lies in truth’s clothing. It is a book about language, specifically the language of politics, at the heart of which stands a word that denotes wilful duplicity.<p>In a world of …

9 translators on what they love about translation

To celebrate the International Translation Day, we called on several translators and asked them what their favorite thing about translating is. …

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