Category Archives: Culture

Writing in a second language

The recent award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Kazuo Ishiguro, one of my favourite authors, set me thinking about the number of first-rank authors who write in a language that is not their first. The list is long. … Continue reading

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La prueba de Bechdel

Este año la ceremonia de los Oscar (4 de marzo) y el Día Internacional de la Mujer (8 de marzo) casi coinciden, en un ambiente enrarecido y reivindicativo, y en el cual las dos efemérides se combinan como nunca. Los … Continue reading

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El mundo anglosajón

¿Hay expresiones que te irritan? Seguramente, sí. Una de las expresiones que me fastidia es el mundo anglosajón (o la variante países anglosajones). Lo explico. Primero, hay que decir que la expresión es totalmente correcta. El Diccionario de la lengua española … Continue reading

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Normalising translation in film

At the end of this month the Trafilm conference will take place in Barcelona. Coinciding with this event, I decided to write this film-related post. I’m not the first, and I won’t be the last, to comment on the well-attested observation … Continue reading

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IATE Term of the Week: fake news

For some time now the Terminology Coordination Service of the European Parliament, IATE, has been featuring a weekly item. A recent item was fake news, selected as Word of the Year (WOTY) by the Australian Macquarie dictionary, from among many other … Continue reading

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