Tag Archives: Language

Hyperpolyglot

From the Economist: “The world’s most celebrated hyperpolyglot relied on the same tools given to first-year language-learners today. The conclusion? Hyperpolyglots may begin with talent, but they aren’t geniuses. They simply enjoy tasks that are drudgery to normal people. The talent and enjoyment drive a virtuous cycle that pushes them to feats others simply shake […]

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The Legacy of the Bible in Translation

The latest edition of The World in Words podcast features the legacy of the Bible in translation. Here’s a direct link to the MP3 of the episode (and here’s the podcast’s RSS feed if you’d like to subscribe). The first half highlights the lasting impact of the King James Version while the second introduces erstwhile Christian […]

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Agreement on Gender Language in Bible Translation

Here are sixteen points of supposed agreement on gender language in Bible translation enumerated in the very helpful volume edited by Mark L. Strauss The Challenge of Bible Translation: Communicating God’s Word to the World.[1. Strauss, Mark L. 2009. The Challenge of Bible Translation: Communicating God’s Word to the World. Kindle Locations 2323-2371. Zondervan. Kindle […]

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