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The Rise of English

Languages do not fight for survival: A Darwinian scheme of evolution and ramification, of adaptive variation and selective survival, may look credible. Consciously or not, many linguists seem to have worked with such an analogy. But it only masks the … Continue reading

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A lunatic tower was launched at the stars

From Translating in the Dark It seems we must imagine that no literary expression or experience is ultimately unavailable to us; the single individual is not so conditioned by his own language, culture and literature as not to be able … Continue reading

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