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Translation Studies Concentration

"Word Magic: How Much Really Gets Lost in Translation?"
Adam Gopnick, The New Yorker, May 26, 2014
In this review of the recent publication of the  translation of French linguist and philosopher Barbara Cassim's Dictionary of Untranslatables (Princeton University Press), Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker reflects on some of the basic conundrums of differences in languages and how translation transposes meaning in different contexts.

Mandarin Myths

Six Multilingual Benefits That You Only Get If You Speak Another Language

Does earning a second language lead to a new identity?

According to this article in CNN Money, the hottest job skill is fluency in a foreign language and the training in translation and interpreting skills to use this fluency to help mediate across language barriers.

NPR's On Point discusses The Languages We're Learning Now

Translation as a Performing Art

"To Be or Not to Be" - in Spanish

Lexical distance among the major languages of Europe

Michele Humes on "untranslatable" words

Misappropriations in translating from German to English

Do different languages confer different personalities?