Category Archives: English

Traduccions sorprenents

De tant en tant, els membres del Departament de Traducció, Interpretació i Llengües Aplicades, UVic-UCC, ens divertim compartint errors de traducció automàtica. Ruben Giró és especialment adepte a la detecció d’aquestes pifiades. A principis de curs ens va enviar els … Continue reading

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How climate change is impacting language globally

Are you currently experiencing solastalgia and perhaps a little morbique? It would be more than understandable if you are, even if you may be perplexed by the vocabulary that is currently emerging in relation to climate change. Solastalgia is a … Continue reading

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NFT, vax, perseverance, strollout, vaccine

What do these words have in common? They are the English words of the year 2021, as chosen by lexicographers and users of various eminent anglosphere dictionaries. NFT NFT is the Collins Dictionary word of the year 2021. NFT, the … Continue reading

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Four takeaways from the Peter Bush interview

Editor’s note: This text follows up on the Cápsulas online conversation between Peter Bush and Ronald Puppo of 16th November. Watch the full interview on YouTube. The last Cápsulas de traducción in the current series will take place tomorrow evening, Tuesday … Continue reading

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Métissage

Use of indigenous words rather than foreign loanwords, or vice versa, is a matter of personal preference. Both may have their attractions. The use of  “hoard” rather than “collection”, or “make it up” rather than “invent”, reaffirms the writer’s Anglo-Germanic … Continue reading

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