Happy Monday, GV'ers!
For those of us who celebrated Thanksgiving, we're coming back from a long weekend of staying home & eating 'til we can't breathe. So what better way to ease ourselves into our Mondays at work than to talk about…
Translation & Protest Movements
Mona Baker, Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Manchester, is giving us free access to portions of her book here! This particular section focuses on “the space of translation within the political economy of contemporary protest moments, using the Egyptian Revolution as a case in point”. If that doesn't scream GV Lingua, I don't know what does!
If you enjoy that reading, take a look at an interview she did with Philip Rizk, a film maker and writer based in Cairo, entitled “Solidarity, Translation, and the Politics of the Margin“.
The good people over at Transparent Language Online just added 30 new languages for independent learners including Arabic (Levantine), Bengali, and Quechua! Check it out here and sign up for a free trial if you're interested!
ProZ Translator Webinars
Great news! ProZ is offering a ton of free(!) webinars for translators in the upcoming days & weeks! Click here to sign up! Topics range from CAT Tools to translation memories and more! Did we mention they were free?
Different Language, Different People
Are we different people in different languages? Ana Menéndez explores this topic in a recent post on Literary Hub. She writes, ” […] language also communicates our deepest selves back to us, as if words were a shroud that give form to our inner world. Language is power and protest, inclusion and exclusion.” Read more and tell us what you think about the self you present depending on the languages you speak!
As always, thank you all for your hard work and dedication to GV!