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Un trayecto intrincado en la búsqueda de Cervantes

Dos semanas para encontrar a Miguel de Cervantes

El equipo investigador confía en hallar los restos del novelista en la cripta de las Trinitarias. Dos semanas se da el equipo investigador para hallar los restos de Miguel de Cervantes en el convento de San Ildefonso de las monjas Trinitarias de Madrid. Las esperanzas de culminar con éxito el hallazgo se centran en nuevos […]

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Holi, en Twitter se habla raro: un estudio analiza cómo usamos la lengua en esta red social

Dos filólogas estudian por qué escribimos cosas como “besis” o “es bien”. Aunque a alguno le pueda sonar extraño, los chistecitos que escribimos en Twitter son dignos de estudio. No porque sean obras maestras de microliteratura o una genialidad humorística (que no lo son) sino porque hablamos raro. De hecho, estudiar el lenguaje que se […]

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Pilgrims leaving Canterbury Photo: Mary Evans Picture Library / Alamy

The Poet’s Tale: Chaucer and the Year that Made The Canterbury Tales by Paul Strohm, review: ‘exacting but rewarding’

Biographers of Chaucer are faced with obstacles, not least a dearth of juicy information concerning his life. Chaucer may have left a big public footprint compared with other medieval authors – his contemporary, the Gawain poet, doesn’t even have a name – but outside his writing this mostly takes the form of legal documentation, notice […]

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Un crimen en los locos años 20 da el Nadal al traductor José C. Vales

El inglés Wilkie Collins mantenía que lo que hace grande a un libro es que cuente una buena historia y de manera bien estructurada. Otro gran narrador, el irlandés C. S. Lewis, creía que la clave estaba en que fuera entretenido. Como ambos forman parte del catálogo de autores preferidos por el escritor y traductor José […]

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The Rosetta Foundation has interviewed Michael J McCann

The Rosetta Foundation has interviewed Michael J. McCann, the founding director of InfoMarex Translations, on video on the topic of Pro bono translations.     The Rosetta Foundation is a non-profit organisation registered in Ireland promoting equal access to information and knowledge across the languages of the world. It maintains the Translation Commons matching non-profit translation projects and organisations with […]

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See: http://language.media.mit.edu/visualizations/books

Want to influence the world? Map reveals the best languages to speak

Many books are translated into and out of languages such as English, German, and Russian, but Arabic has fewer translations relative to its many speakers. (Arrows between circles represent translations; the size of a language’s circle is proportional to the number of people who speak it.) Speak or write in English, and the world will […]

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