Yet always something of the human soul is transposed as she travels through realms where few go to drink the rare ichor of true correspondence: where the soul—the very core—of one language meets another.
My first translation theory lecture—back when no one was quite sure whether buses had been invented, let alone whether Pa actually did fall off one of them—dealt with the arbitrariness of sign as a central property of natural language (if indeed, one considers natural language as a system of signs). One of its chief proponents was... Continue Reading →
We were conference-bound, and high-speed conversation bounced back and forth for almost the entire duration until we reached our destination.
For reasons beyond me, I did not apply the "do it now" directive to publishing the handout version of a presentation given in June 2016 on Collaboration Essentials. Here it is now. Please click on the image below to download the PDF– and remember to respect copyright: ©2016-2018 Allison Wright
I shall be addressing these issues at METM18 in October in a presentation entitled When your name's on it: marking your digital territory: When does sharing become stealing? When is tweeting not cool? What can you do to curtail bad practise and raise awareness without raising hackles on social media? What do you do if... Continue Reading →
Just a quick note (pardon the pun) directed at Aptrad's 2nd International Conference attendees, and placed here just in case you are not a frequent visitor to its Facebook event page. Click on the link in this paragraph to discover what you have to do to receive your memento for the "Golden Notes" presentation given... Continue Reading →
Knocking out a blog at speed versus knocking a blog out of the ball park seemed to be the chief controversy.
It is hard to know for sure from which font they surge, what comes first—thoughts or feelings—or if they are conceived together, and always, or only sometimes, live in tandem. Hard to know where they reside once born, and why the me-ness of them is suddenly brimful at dawn as the last owl calls give... Continue Reading →