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Monthly web round-up

Here's the latest in our monthly round-ups of interesting articles on translation, interpreting and related themes from across the Web.

 

Art and literature

No punctuation and noisy neighbours


La traduccion de ciencia ficcion: Star Trek, Star Wars y Marvel


PEN Translates awards go to books from 15 countries


The ‘Lord of the Rings’ of Chinese literature is finally being translated into English


What we can learn from multiple translations of the same poem


19 surprising facts about the French translation of Harry Potter

 

Body/mind


Language patterns reveal body’s hidden response to stress


Den richtigen Ton treffen – Eniblicke in deb Ubersetzeralltag

 

Europe


Mandarin and Arabic key languages needed to make Brexit a success says report

 

Freelancer/SME

Can working fewer hours make you a better translator

 

Gaming

 
French accents and dialects in video games

 

Interpreting

 
Un processo, quattro lingue, Gli interpreti del Processo di Norimberga

 

Legal

 
Defendants must reveal nationality in magistrates’ courts

 

 Localisation


Agile localisation: three considerations for continuous release processes

 

Medical/healthcare


Translation fail puts Chinese pharma company in US regulator’s crosshairs


El trabajo de un interprete medico en hospitales

 

Miscellaneous/quirky


Top 10 bizarre French expressions

 

National News

 
French language champion

 
The Guardian view on languages and the British

 
Language skills ‘must be a priority for schools as Brexit approaches’

 
UK risks mass exodus of EU academics post-Brexit, finds report

 
First book in Harry Potter series translated into Scots

 
Le Jaffa Cake fiasco – does Bake Off get lost in translation around the world?

 
To some in France, 'Black Friday' is another English word, it's annoying

 

Nuts and bolts

 
Top 10 consistency mistakes

 
Back translation: the obvious (and not so obvious) benefits

 
4 top tips on dealing with new or complex file types for translations

 
Filter efficiency – the joys of the Advanced Display Filter in Studio 2017

 

Opinion

 
Gender - inclusive language? Just say non

 

Science/technology


5 reasons to use memoq


Instagram now supports right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic


Now you can use Snapchat to learn sign language for free


Technology tools and tips for translators – Interview with Jost Zetzsche

 

Terminology


Translation of texts for non-governmental organisations

 

Trends


Language industry leaders debate growth prospects at SlatorCon New York 2017

Americanisation of the English language: a frightfully subtle affair

 

Look out for our next round-up in January

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