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You’ve just got to love contronyms: words that also mean their opposite. For example, “to sanction”, which can mean both to approve an action and to impose a penalty for an action. Now, if you were designing a new language, … Continue reading

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What’s your word of the year 2017?

北 It’s the end of the year and as usual various authorities will be announcing their “word of the year”. In fact, it’s already started. One of the large English dictionaries, Merriam-Webster, has just announced its choice. They have gone for … Continue reading

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¡Ya tenemos ganadora del concurso #TranslatorWanted!

El pasado mes de junio celebramos el concurso sobre traducción #TranslatorWanted para reivindicar la figura del traductor/a. Se trata de una iniciativa impulsada por el Grado de Traducción, Interpretación y Lenguas Aplicadas (UOC, UVic-UCC). Este concurso consistía en capturar con … Continue reading

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Reivindicamos la figura del traductor. Concurso de traducción Hemos organizado la segunda edición del concurso TRANSLATOR WANTED para reivindicar la figura del traductor, su profesionalidad y su indispensable presencia en distintos ámbitos de las letras, la comunicación y el lenguaje. Los … Continue reading

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Winner of the Tradiling challenge!

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Tradiling challenge held last month. Our ex-colleague and friend Javier Leiva was faster than anybody else, sending the keyword  (safecrackers) only 42 minutes after publication of the last clues. That is … Continue reading

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