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Words in the time of coronavirus

The power and resilience of language to adapt as it is buffeted, battered and bruised by the very world that creates it is quite incredible to behold. This year, we have seen brand new words and concepts that quite literally did not exist a few short months ago take...

Babel: Adventures in translation

Ah, the Tower of Babel. It’s a story well-known to any language aficionado worth his or her salt. According to legend, God, upon witnessing man’s attempt to reach the heavens by constructing a colossal tower, confuses the language of the workers so that they are no...

Translat-inator: Rise of the Machine (Translation)

The reality of digitisation and the pace with which it is infiltrating and impacting on our everyday lives is undeniable – and, seemingly, unstoppable. From apps to social media, interactive advertisements to smart fridges, virtually every aspect of our modern...