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Quarterly Essay 52: Found in Translation
- In Praise of a Plural World
- By: Linda Jaivin
- Narrated by: Linda Jaivin
- Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
Whether we’re aware of it or not, we spend much of our time in this globalised world in the act of translation. Language is a big part of it, of course, as anyone who has fumbled with a phrasebook in a foreign country will know, but behind language is something far more challenging to translate: culture. As a traveller, a mistranslation might land you a bowl of who-knows-what when you think you asked for noodles, and mistranslations in international politics can be a few steps from serious trouble.
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