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March 4, 2019

          Greetings!! After a beautiful 11-month long adventure in Rome (and the surrounding area), my family and I have returned to the USA. Our time in Rome was beautiful, magical, and enlightening; and it was extremely challenging in ways we never expected. Since so...

July 25, 2017

          The Atlantic recently had a fascinating article about a book called White House Interpreter by former U.S. presidential interpreter Harry Obst, who writes about the uniquely difficult and high-stakes task of presidential interpreters....

June 23, 2017

     What better way is there to show linguistic love than with a diminutive? They are some of the first suffixes we learn in our native tongue or in a new language, and we see an example of how ingrained they are in the English word “baby,” which is actually diminutiv...

April 23, 2017

If you are a translator but not also a philology ‘nerd’, then you, mio amico, are missing out! Philologists study how languages and words develop, and they employ history, linguistics, and literary criticism to these ends.

Over the next few months I shall compose a seri...

March 22, 2017

With all of the tools currently available at the touch of a button, it is no wonder that people are sometimes tempted to copy and paste parts of their essay or book into Google Translate, edit whatever comes out, and send that on for publication.

Technology is essential...

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