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Why do translators translate?

In celebration of International Translation Day on 30 September, we’ve approached a few of the translators with whom the Language Centre collaborates to share with us why they do the…
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A musing on the freedom language brings

Imagine a world without language. Is that even possible to imagine? Isn’t language so intertwined with thinking that it’s no use trying to think if you don’t think in language? How would you access your own thoughts and communicate them if it’s not encoded in some kind of language?

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