Archive for the 'Linguistics' Category

Catalonia and the Catalan language

Posted on October 6th, 2017 · Posted in Linguistics

A brief history of Catalan language and culture The province of northern or Nearer Spain, where Catalonia is situated, was first established by the Romans, who took it from the.. read more

Prescriptive and Descriptive Rules in Professional Translation

Posted on October 20th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

Language is an ever-changing, ever-growing organism. While linguists consistently define and describe language with generalized rules, these rules can only prescribe how language “should be,” or officially is. Descriptive language,.. read more

Translation and Fictitious Languages – Part Four: Star Wars

Posted on October 12th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

Eyhghrghrghrghr! Do You Speak Shyriiwook? You might be forgiven for not recognizing this as a fictional language, since it is one which has never been written down, but you would.. read more

Words & Wörter: The Denglisch “Language”

Posted on October 12th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

‘Spanglish’ was a term coined way back in 1940 to refer to a sort of hybrid language that incorporated aspects of both Spanish and English. It appeared around about the.. read more

Translation and Fictitious Languages – Part Three: Tolkien’s World

Posted on September 27th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

Have you ever wondered where Elvish came from? Pored over the runes to solve the puzzle of the Ring? We’ve all experienced the frustration of trying to find subtitles for.. read more

Translation and Fictitious Languages – Part Two: Star Trek

Posted on August 18th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

Dif-tor heh smusma! Don’t know what it means? It’s one of the most famous lines from possibly one of Earth’s most famous shows: “Live long and prosper”, from Star Trek… read more

Endangered Languages – Florida’s Native Americans

Posted on August 11th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

We all know about the Cherokee and Pawnee of Oklahoma, and the Navajo and Apache of New Mexico, but unless we’re from the Southeast United States, we hear very little.. read more

Translators: From the Rosetta Stone to Now

Posted on July 28th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics, Translation History

While you may know that the Rosetta Stone is perhaps the most famous translation device in the world, there are probably other facts about this stone that you may not already know. The.. read more

Translation and Fictitious Languages – Part One: Game of Thrones

Posted on July 27th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, it’s likely that you’ve heard of Game of Thrones. Ever since the award-laden television series launched back in.. read more

English language

Living for ‘Le Weekend’: The English Language Abroad

Posted on June 24th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

When it comes to native speakers, English actually fares pretty poorly; there are more native speakers of Spanish and Mandarin than there are of English. But in terms of the.. read more