Here are December‘s most popular news stories and blog articles about language and translation.
- Applications are now open for the “Bristol Translates” Literary Translation Summer School, which will be held online 5–8 July 2021
- World Literature Today listed its 75 most notable literary translations for 2020
- Why are working women frequently denied professional titles, particularly by the media?
- Staying on the subject of feminism, there is a need to radically change the language around rape, especially in India
- Changing the way France talks about being black and blackness
- Which words did readers of Lynne Murphy’s Separated by a Common Language blog designate as the 2020 US-to-UK and UK-to-US words of the year?
- The Nazis eliminated Jewish names from the German spelling alphabet. Now the names are to return, at least symbolically
- Is the expression ‘Just Deserts’ or ‘Just Desserts’? And what does it mean?
- Humour: UK police arrested a suspect after he mistakenly showed them a cannabis video while trying to communicate using Google Translate
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