Author Archives: Ronald Puppo

Machine translation and the Kafkaesque

Errors resulting from MT, machine translation (traducció automàtica [ca], traducción automática [es]), based on English as an interlingua are more than just fodder for funny anecdotes. They point to the abundance of “contaminated” textual resources that undermine “a technological edifice … Continue reading

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Prolific literary translator Peter Bush to speak at CCCB (Barcelona) and UVic

Peter Bush, whose new English translation of Mercè Rodoreda’s La plaça del Diamant came out last year under the title In Diamond Square (London: Virago, 2013), will be giving the keynote speech titled El traductor i la síndrome d’Orwell at the XXII … Continue reading

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Interview with Ricard Viñas-de-Puig (East Carolina University)

Translation students and teachers were especially delighted to welcome Dr Ricard Viñas-de-Puig back to Vic, where he delivered his talk “Indigenous and endangered languages: Ethical and theoretical issues in linguistics” on 14 December. After completing his studies in Translation and … Continue reading

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Elections Culture, American Style

How savvy are you about the Republican primaries in the American spotlight right now? Take the quiz by New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins and find out! Source: “A Quiz for All Seasons” by Gail Collins. New York Times, … Continue reading

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