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Comfort Food for Wordsmiths

Comfort Food for Wordsmiths

“Arts minister, but art thieves. Drugs tsar, but drug dealers. When you put a noun in front of another noun, should it be singular or plural?” Andy Bodle, a subeditor and writer, explains all in a recent post on the Mind Your Language Blog in the Guardian.

News item via Julie Kuma.

The Language Inside • Holly Thompson

The Language Inside • Holly Thompson

Due out in March 2013, SWET member Holly Thompson's new novel, The Language Inside is now available for pre-order from Amazon Japan. On her blog, Hatbooks, she tells about this new story in verse, about a girl raised in Japan who has to move to the States, her longing to be back in Japan, and her adjustments to her new life. The new cover,... more

Fresh Currents • from Kyoto Journal

Fresh Currents • from Kyoto Journal

The editors of Kyoto Journal are putting out a call for support for a special publication, Fresh Currents: Japan's Flow from a Nuclear Past to a Renewable Future, which investigates the disastrous results of Japan's nuclear energy program, and the real potential for shifting to fully renewable energy sources.

Help Kickstart a renewable... more

New Book for Editors!

New Book for Editors!

Scholars, Editors, and the Social Text by Darcy Cullen, acquisitions editor at the University of British Columbia Press.

Clearing up the Top 10 Myths About Translation

Clearing up the Top 10 Myths About Translation

Clearing up the Top 10 Myths About Translation,” an article by Nataly Kelly, co-author of Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World (foreword by David Crystal) addresses such myths as:

  • Any bilingual can be a translator or an interpreter. 
  • Translation only matters to "language people."
  • ... more
Website for a New Era

Website for a New Era

SWET is proud to present its website, redesigned and reorganized to better serve its members and the wider community of wordsmiths connected with Japan. Please take a look around!

Of particular interest: See “Columns,” featuring seven series of articles, currently stocked with pieces previously published in the SWET Newsletter and in the... more