Articles for Translation industry

When translation affects the evolution of a language: the example of Mickey Mouse and the so-called ‘Inflektive’

by Cristina Titone - cApStAn LQC intern Mickey Mouse is the most famous rodent in the world and a true Disney icon. This popular cartoon character made its first public appearance in 1928 in the United States in the animated film "Steamboat Willie", and has appeared in over 130 films. ...

When author and translator forge a partnership so close that their roles are “mingled” and “merged”

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Former Asymptote Journal editor-at-large Tiffany Tsao spent three years translating into English the award-winning "Sergius Seeks Bacchus", by Indonesian poet Norman Pasaribu. By working so closely together, she says, the labels of "translator" and "author" ring false, because their ...

The future of the translation eco-system: should it be “fixed” or reinvented?

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Great panel of speakers and interesting discussions for the webinar organised by TAUS on 11 December on how to "fix" the current translation eco-system, in particular the "knowledge", "operational" and "data" gaps. The webinar followed up on a TAUS ...