WIPO Internship Program, Geneva, Switzerland

wipoThe WIPO Internship Program is open to students and graduates from all regions of the world, with a background in law, particularly in intellectual property, or in other fields relevant to WIPO such as science and technology, finance, human resources, economics, communications, information technology, translation and international relations.

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Conference – Legal Translation, Court Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics), Poznan, Poland

poznanThe Institute of Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University is holding its annual event devoted to language and the law. This year will be the Eleventh Conference on Legal Translation, Court Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics) and the 17th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law.

It will take place over 3 days – from 24 to 26 June 2016 (Friday-Sunday) in Poznań, Poland. 

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Monday smile – Flubs and fluffs

I’ve just discovered a new American word – “flub” – which according to my dictionary means “botch or bungle”. So I’m guessing we would use “fluff” for that in the UK.

redtapeAnyway, I wanted to tell you about an out-of-print publication (but still available on second-hand book websites) with some wonderful linguistic flubs (or fluffs)… you’ll get the idea from the title: Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge.

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