Language. Mobility. Environment.

Can we save Poland from toothbrushes?

Can we save Poland from toothbrushes?

Anne Hathaway recently posted a short videoclip from her film The Devil Wears Prada. The rather mundane clip features herself brushing her teeth in front of a mirror. Below, the following ...

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Moldova: thoughts from Chișinău

Moldova: thoughts from Chișinău

I travelled to Moldova at the end of June 2017. I had read somewhere that going to Moldova would have made me cry twice: first, while stepping off the plane upon landing at Chisinau airport; ...

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Eco-Village Moldova

Eco-Village Moldova

When I was in high school, my literary cravings for short fiction were yet to be satisfied by the wonders of in-flight airline magazines. At the time, I would turn to my English-language course ...

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LMB 2017 – Language, Mobility and Belonging

LMB 2017 – Language, Mobility and Belonging

March was a great month in terms of academic events. Just after a little longer than a week after the TTB conference at Warwick, I was honoured to be one of the three conference assistants ...

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Warwick TTB 2017 – Trespassing the Borders

Warwick TTB 2017 – Trespassing the Borders

Trespassing the Borders: Redefining Postcolonialism from Peripheral Experiences University of Warwick, 11 March 2017   A very special teacher of mine once told me that it is always a good ...

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Literary Translation Workshop with Richard Dixon, Chantal Wright and Mila Milani

Literary Translation Workshop with Richard Dixon, Chantal Wright and Mila Milani

Originally published on The Migration, Identity and Translation Network blog. 5 May 2016 How does translation work? Is it ‘a royal robe with ample folds’ that envelops the source text, or is it ...

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A letter to the Danish language (from a very unhappy letter G)

With the full support of a desperate Danish Language learner: Dear Danish language, I am sure you are very surprised to receive this message – I would actually be surprised myself if you actually ...

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Exploring Venice (i.e. a sneak peek into a linguist’s travel journal)

Exploring Venice (i.e. a sneak peek into a linguist’s travel journal)

Venice is a unique place where nothing works like anywhere else in the world. And its language mirrors this uniqueness, and the pride for a glorious past that hides behind words, phrases and ...

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‘Mi have een Droom’, by Ramsey Nasr.

‘Mi have een Droom’, by Ramsey Nasr.

What Dutch might sound like in 2059. Humankind is bound to change, and so are languages. Dante couldn’t almost believe to his own conclusions, whereas nowadays we simply get away with the fact ...

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A short guide on how to speak to yourself in a foreign language (and make it look completely OK)

At some point in our lives, we might have engaged ourselves in an imaginary heated conversation on the phone just to avoid someone we vaguely know (or wish didn’t know) so that we can pretend we ...

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