Content creation: the importance of blogging

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Companies, whether large or small, new or old, as well as individuals working for others, tend to seek a common goal in the professional world: growth; and to achieve this goal, any company or individual needs to reach as many people as possible, which means that, in one way or another, they will have to …

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Translation for the logistics sector

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Logistics encompasses all the means and methods necessary to carry out the organization of a company or service, especially with regard to distribution. It therefore encompasses all the operations required to get a product into the hands of the consumer, including, among other things, order processing, materials handling and packaging, transportation of goods, storage and …

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The Asturian language: characterization and current situation

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Asturian, also known as Bable, is the glottonym that the Asturian language receives in the region of Asturias, a language related to the traditional languages of the historical region of León (in León and Zamora, where it is called Leonese), and Miranda de Duero (in Portugal, where it is called Mirandese). From a linguistic point …

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Gastronomic translation as a specialized branch

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When we talk about gastronomy, we do not limit ourselves only to the set of food or typical dishes of the area, but it is a much broader concept that encompasses, among other things, food customs, traditions, processes, people and lifestyles that are defined around it. In this sense, we have been able to observe …

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Models of linguistic change

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From the field of historical linguistics or diachronic linguistics, a series of models or theories have been proposed to explain the linguistic field, a complex phenomenon that tries to define, under general parameters, the process of modification and transformation that all languages undergo. In short, it is a matter of establishing universal principles that explain …

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Translation of annual accounts

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The growing demand for professional translation services as part of the numerous economic exchanges that take place between companies has led to the current boom in “financial translation” as a specialty in translation studies. In this respect, the so-called annual accounts are a paradigmatic example within the field of financial translation, and that is why …

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The Library of Alexandria

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The Library of Alexandria was the most important cultural institution of the ancient world. In addition to being one of the most prestigious libraries of all time, it became one of the greatest centers for the dissemination of knowledge in antiquity. Although it was not the first great library of the ancient period, for it …

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Origin and history of the Latin alphabet

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  The Latin alphabet, also called the abecedarium (from the Latin, Abecedarium Latinum) is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world, as it is part of the orthography of most of the languages of Western Europe, America, sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific Islands.  Today, the expression ‘Latin alphabet’ is used for any …

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The origin of Basque: history and evolution of the Basque language

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Euskera (also called Basque or Basque) is the language of Euskal Herria, a denomination used to define the European territory in which the Basque culture has developed. Located on both sides of the Pyrenees, the territory of Euskal Herria is usually divided into two distinct areas, the northern part or Iparralde, corresponding to the French …

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Spanish dialects in Spain

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Have you ever stopped to think about the different ways in which Spanish is spoken in Spain? Surely you have, since it is something that usually catches our attention at the very moment we start a conversation. But, can we identify the dialects of Spanish any way? Let’s make a brief classification. Spain’s dialectal areas …

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Synchrony and diachrony. Theories of linguistic change

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In linguistics, there are two different (although complementary) points of view that we can take as a reference when analyzing the elements of language: the synchronic and the diachronic. Synchrony defines the study of language at a given moment, without including the time factor, while diachrony corresponds to the study of linguistic facts through time, …

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Islamic Banking

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One of the most outstanding aspects of the contemporary Islamic world is its particular conception of banking, considered by many in the West as a true utopia. Certainly, it may be somewhat implausible —from our Western perspective— to conceive of the development of a financial activity without considering one of its essential elements: interest. Although …

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Latin as an Indo-European language: the languages of Italy

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As is well known, Latin, the language of the Roman civilization, belongs to the Indo-European language family, whose origin dates back some 4,000 years. Archaeology has placed the origin of the first Indo-European communities in the area encompassing the steppes of southern Ukraine, north of the Caucasus. From this nerve center, the Indo-European language would …

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The figure of Jorge Luis Borges and his role as a translator

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Translation always occupied a preeminent place in the personal and intellectual development of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), considered a key figure in both Spanish-language and universal literature. In addition to his prolific activity as a translator, Borges dedicated numerous interesting essays to reflect on his own conception of translation and the problem of …

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Catalan, Basque and Galician: the national and international projection of the languages of Spain

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In recent days, there has been much talk in the media about the co-official languages of Spain, and this is largely due to the political will recently shown by the Spanish government to actively promote these languages, both nationally and internationally. In this sense, the Government’s action has been directed in two main directions: on …

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The sociolinguistic situation of Arabic in the contemporary world

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Currently, Arabic is the official language of 22 countries around the world. Among these 22 countries, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Omar, Qatar, Syria and Yemen are located in Asia, while Algeria, Chad, the Comores, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, Tunisia and Djibouti are in Africa. Arabic is also …

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The Tower of Babel and the birth of multilingualism

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The Tower of Babel is a universally known construction of Antiquity, mainly due to its presence in Genesis. The creation of the biblical myth that surrounds this monument has its origin in the 6th century B.C., when a good part of the Hebrew inhabitants of the Kingdom of Judah were deported to Mesopotamia –after the …

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Advertising translation

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Today, the close relationship between translation and advertising is evident, which has led to a certain consensus on considering advertising translation as its own specialty. In this regard, it is striking how both advertising and its language have aroused considerable interest among many specialists in the field of translation, both because of the challenging nature …

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Journalistic translation

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It is not surprising that, despite the enormous translation activity generated by the written press, this has not been accompanied by a parallel research movement in the field of translatology. In this sense, very few theoretical approaches have been made to journalistic translation, and equally scarce is the interest that journalism has been paying to …

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Translation of banking documents

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When we talk about translation in the world of banking, financial translation automatically comes to mind, since in many cases financial texts are issued by banking institutions. However, some specialists in this field have highlighted the fact that there is no single type of financial translation, but that it can be subdivided into multiple groups …

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The House of Wisdom

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In many cases, when we address issues related to the history of translation, we tend to focus exclusively on the Western cultural legacy, which is what we consider to be our heritage. However, it is sometimes useful to broaden our outlook and look at other realities that, a priori, may seem more distant, as in …

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Pharmaceutical translation

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In the globalized world in which we live, translation plays a fundamental role in the transmission of scientific knowledge and, specifically, in the advances made in the fields of medicine and pharmacy. For this reason, medical-pharmaceutical translation has become a specialized branch of knowledge in recent years, offering multiple professional opportunities, which has led to …

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Medical translation

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Throughout history, translation has made an outstanding contribution to the progress of science, enabling access to knowledge and the transmission of learning. In this sense, medicine has been one of the branches that has probably benefited most from the work of translators, and a good example of this is the preservation of the great medical …

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Simultaneous interpretation

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The origins of interpretation as a profession Certainly, it would be somewhat absurd to try to go back in time to fix a date that would serve as a milestone to establish the birth of interpretation itself, since the figure of the interpreter exists from the very moment when a process of cultural intermediation takes …

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St. Jerome, patron saint of translators

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St. Jerome is a Christian saint commonly known for translating the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into Latin, giving rise to the famous Vulgate, which would consolidate as the reference text used by the Latin Church in the West. Considered by many as the patron saint of translators, in this short article we will focus …

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Translation & Architecture

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Architecture is a field that encompasses a wide range of disciplines and knowledge, from territorial and urban planning to chemical processes related to the treatment of construction materials, as well as architectural theory and all those issues related to the historical and artistic heritage. This heterogeneity is reflected in the texts, giving rise to a …

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The Technical Translation

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In general terms, technical translation can be defined as a specific branch of translation that covers all documents related to the field of technology. Given this definition, it is possible to include a multitude of texts of different types in the ‘disaster box’ of technical translation: IT, electronics, telecommunications, renewable energies, biotechnology, materials, automation, etc. …

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