Donald Trump and the truth – A special from “The New Yorker”

In recent weeks, writers and fact-checkers at The New Yorker have produced a series of reported essays about Donald Trump and the truth. Presidential candidates have always lied, “but sometimes there really is something new under the political sun,” David Remnick wrote when he introduced the series, last month. Trump, the Republican nominee, “does not so much struggle with the truth as strangle it altogether.” Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, has had her bald-faced moments. “But, in the scale and in the depth of his lying, Donald Trump is in…

Δημόσια κρίση του σχεδίου Ελληνικού Προτύπου ΕΛΟΤ 1455 «Σχηματισμός ελληνικών αρκτικολέξων και ακρωνύμων»

Ο ΕΣΥΠ/ΕΛΟΤ ανακοινώνει την υποβολή σε δημόσια κρίση του σχεδίου Ελληνικού Προτύπου ΕΛΟΤ 1455 «Σχηματισμός ελληνικών αρκτικολέξων και ακρωνύμων». Το πρότυπο ΕΛΟΤ 1455 είναι πρότυπο που εξαρχής συντάχθηκε και επεξεργάστηκε η Τεχνική Επιτροπή ΕΛΟΤ ΤΕ 21 «Ορολογία – Γλωσσικοί πόροι», έχοντας ως βάση τα Ελληνικά Πρότυπα ΕΛΟΤ 561-1 («Ορολογική εργασία – Λεξιλόγιο – Μέρος 1: Θεωρία και εφαρμογή») και ΕΛΟΤ 402 («Ορολογική εργασία – Αρχές και μέθοδοι»), που έχει εκπονήσει η επιτροπή, καθώς και σχετική εργασία του μέλους της Κώστα Βαλεοντή με θέμα «Ελληνικά αρκτικόλεξα και ακρώνυμα υπό το πρίσμα των…

[Job] Tenured position in English Language and Linguistics, University of Paris VIII

  The University of Paris VIII is expected to have a vacancy in English Language and Linguistics, beginning in September 2017. The position will be junior lecturer / assistant professor (Maître de conférences). The position is tenured and consists of 50% teaching and 50% research. The semester is 13 weeks long and teaching is 2 to 3 3-hour classes a week. The salary is non-negotiable and determined by the university with respect to experience and age. It will lie somewhere between 1750 and 3150 netto. – Teaching – Teaching will…

[Webinar] Let Word Do the Dirty Work for You

Webinar: Let Word Do the Dirty Work for You (Antonio Martin) Now open for registration here – FREE FOR IAPTI MEMBERS Description: Do you want to learn how to use Word to make your proofreading and editing work more effective and efficient? You have to find and replace more than 2,000 typos in a huge document but are rushing against the clock? Why don’t you let Word be your personal assistant? In this webinar you will learn how to: • Use the power of Word to get your computer to do boring repetitive…

Twelve incredibly British phrases the rest of the world doesn’t understand

Twelve incredibly British phrases the rest of the world doesn’t understand Posted 16 days ago by Narjas Zatat in offbeat Americans have always had a bizarre fixation with the Queen (a remnant of the empire George Washington couldn’t scrub away?) and her birthday seems to be no different. The Queen is turning 90 this week, and it seems people abroad are more excited than many Britons themselves. But how well do people abroad actually understand Britain? Here are twelve phrases that’ll be utter gobbledygook to everyone else but the British: 1. Bob’s…