As many of us – myself included – have been taking some (well-earned) holiday at some point over the past two months, here’s your round-up of popular articles about language and translation during July AND August.
- Did you know you can now search all 268 EU Glossaries at once?
- A German survey revealed literary translator pay in Germany often violates minimum rates.
- Superlinguo had a look at the Virtual Linguistics Campus – University-level linguistics online, for free.
- You may remember a popular post by Nikki Graham in October 2014 about why an agency might stop working with you. Well, she’s back with 22 more reasons!
- What are some of the biggest and most common errors that have been made in business translations?
- Do you talk about ‘alumni’ or ‘alumnus’? Lynne Murphy takes a look at US-UK differences.
- Looking for some light relief? 1st July was International Jokes Day – here are some language jokes.
- August was marked by the Olympics. Here are 7 Fun Facts About Translation at the 2016 Games in Rio.
- What do translators secretly hate? Here are ten things.
- If you’ve not been on holiday yet and are still looking for something to read, here’s a list of translated fiction. (One of my summer reads was The Vegetarian).
- If you prefer films to books, the trailer was recently released for the first sci-fi alien film to feature a linguist as the hero. Looks interesting, but we’ll have to wait until the end of the year to see the film itself!
P.S. I also have a new podcast out – this time about how much of a walking cliché I am …