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Many Chineses, Many Englishes

Jeremy Tiang, NYU

November 19, 2018 · 12:00 pm1:30 pm · 144 Louis A. Simpson Building

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication

Translation is often spoken of as if texts have a straightforward path between one unified language and another, but languages are not as monolithic as that would imply. As translators, how do we navigate linguistic and cultural variance? We should consider the larger implications of language hegemony behind the terms “Standard Chinese” or “Standard English.” What does that mean for people outside the standard?

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