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Communication as Translation

This post is about what I learnt in class today. Each communication act can be considered a translation. Not necessarily should communication acts be between two languages or cultures, you can even “translate” a thought into spoken words, a gesture … Continue reading

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When Foreign Tourists Are Lost in Translation

Thanks to a Facebook friend, I’ve just read a very interesting article. When it comes to giving pieces of information in English, Italian call center operators either have a hard time speaking in English or even hang up right after … Continue reading

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English-Italian Business Glossary

Last year I made this bilingual (English and Italian) glossary for an English Interpreting exam. It contains marketing, finance, economics and business terms and expressions (one section of the glossary is dedicated to business-related idioms). You can find the references … Continue reading

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