The Politics and Paper Trail of Translation

A few years ago I wrote about the politics of translation for a wonderful journal, Working Papers in Educational Linguistics,* also known affectionately as “Whipple.” If you take in at least some small portion of the video embedded above, you will be reminded that no matter how effective our Google translate apps or machine learning algorithms become,… Read More The Politics and Paper Trail of Translation

Research Idea: French colonies & Parisian accents

A friend sent me this nugget of information about the present-day French colony Saint Pierre et Miquelon (From a fascinating article about French départements d’outremer): Saint Pierre et Miquelon, which is entirely filled with French descendants, holds on to an awful lot of French things. It’s a tiny little rock in the North Atlantic, just south of… Read More Research Idea: French colonies & Parisian accents