Monthly Archives: November 2010

The King James Version: “Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light”

In keeping with the vogue for celebrating anniversaries of one form or another, we have a feast of biblical proportions to look forward in 2011 – the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Version of the Bible (also known as the … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, Cultural history, translation, translator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Aung San Suu Kyi, mobile phones and English

The freeing of Aung San Suu Kyi has reminded me – and others – of the power of the human voice, and in particular of the resonant and compelling quality of her impeccable spoken English.  During the first period of … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural history, foreign languages | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment