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KITES 2013: Is language like toilet paper?
It was a busy October on the seminar front. Just a few days after METM13, I found myself at KITES 2013, the annual meeting point of language technology in Finland. At lunch I got to talking with my fellow former students of translation studies about persistent general ignorance related to[…]
METM13: Gate opens to new grounds
The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain. But not where the gate opens in the beautiful Poblet of Tarragona. Warm weather kept with us all the way through METM13, the ninth (my first) annual meeting of Mediterranean Editors and Translators that offered top-professional perspectives on language, culture and[…]
BELF increases awareness of communication styles in multinational companies
Obviously I checked acronym BELF by googling before starting to write about it. And never mind its intriguing meanings in the urban dictionary, this rendition is about English as a Business Lingua Franca as introduced to the academic community in Louhiala-Salminen, Charles and Kankaanranta (Aalto University School of Business) in[…]
One year in business and what have we learned – top 5 realisations
Although I’ve been working in an entrepreneurish manner in the language and communications business since the end of the 20th century, my very own company Cape Context Oy turned just one last week. One year in business. This makes me want to take a look back on what has happened[…]
There’s no place like home: travel blog Helsinki
Sure it’s nice to travel abroad and share your exotic sights and experiences in a blog. You don’t always have to go far to find a perfect vacation, however. Approach your hometown like you were on holiday, and you’ll feel it differently just by changing your mindset and routine. An[…]
My Tales of the Bay: travel blog San Francisco
I’ve always wanted to go to and travel blog San Francisco. It’s a magical city built on high hills like only a few others in the world and connected to the surrounding areas by amazing suspension bridges. It is the home of the hippies and beatniks and other exciting phenomena[…]
Content Strategy 2013 – what’s new?
What do we talk about when we talk about content? Is strategy a concept too heavy to deal with? Should we talk more about contexts? Well yes, if you ask me. Having been educated to create content in several languages and for several cultures, context has always been the core[…]