Monthly Archives: October 2011

THE FATAL SHORE, Part 2: The First Fleet

As I head off to the ATA conference in Boston—which you’re invited to follow using the #ata52 hashtag on Twitter—Leonard Pierce returns to continue our series on Robert Hughes’ The Fatal Shore. —Andrew The more one reads about the settlement … Continue reading

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Training a Dragon: My Presentation at the ATA Conference in Boston

Thursday the 27th, one week from today, will mark the start of the 52nd annual conference of the American Translators Association. I’ll be giving a talk on Saturday, in the last time-slot of the event, entitled “Training a Dragon: Using … Continue reading

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Quantification bias in language: The late Tony Judt grabs the Human Mic

I wanted to have something more to say about the Occupy Wall Street protests going on in my city (and now, apparently, everywhere else) and some of the linguistic roots of the present economic/political griefs. But historian Tony Judt spoke … Continue reading

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New day rising

Sorry for the long delay in posting. I had a long time coming off my vacation in Bermuda (which I’ll write about in a bit, in connection with Australia and their shared origins as naval bastions/indentured labor colonies for the … Continue reading

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