Top 100 Language Blogs 2009 – Nominated Blogs: Language Professionals

This is a list of all the blogs that have been nominated for the category Language Professionals. After pre-screening, 100 of the nominated blogs were admitted to the voting phase (you will find more details on the process here). Each admitted blog has a ‘vote’ button atttached to its name. Click on vote to cast your vote for your favourite blog!

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PLEASE NOTE: Each category features ALL nominated blogs. Only 100 of these blogs are admitted to the voting phase.

Nominated blogs for category Language Professionals

  • A Arte da TraduçãoTranslation in Portuguese (Vote)
  • A piè di paginaItalian Blog (Vote)
  • A.D.I.L.L.I Asociación de Docentes e Investigadores en Lengua y Literatura ItalianasAssosiation of Italian teachers in ArgentinaProfessionals
  • About TranslationInformation, news and opinions about professional translation. (Vote)
  • algo más que traducirpersonal page of a translator, lots of resources (Vote)
  • Ana ScatenaA professional translator writes about language and teaching. (Vote)
  • Another WordTranslation in French (Vote)
  • Anthro-LingDevoted to Anthropology, Archaeology, Language and Linguistics, Culture (Vote)
  • AnywordFrench Blog on Translation (Vote)
  • ArabLingArabic Linguistics (Vote)
  • Begona MartínezTranstlation and interpretation in Spanish (Vote)
  • Beyond WordsBeyond Words is ALTA Language Services’ blog, wherein ALTA’s language professionals comment on issues involving translation, interpreting, language testing, and the intersection of language with current events.  Beyond Words aims to be a fun resource for language lovers and professionals. (Vote)
  • Blog on translationBlog on translation (Vote)
  • Blogging TranslatorTranslation and Linguistics. A blog covering general topics on translation. (Vote)
  • Brave New WordsA blog about translation, language, literature, and other related topics. (Vote)
  • Building Rapportadvocating plain language, clear design, sensitivity to audience concerns, and civility (Vote)
  • Cognition and Language LabBlog that runs experiments through the Web testing human reasoning, particularly in the domain of language. (Vote)
  • Colorless Green IdeasLinguist blogger (Vote)
  • DCblogEnglish language blog (Vote)
  • Dispatches from an environmental translator’s deskGerman-English translator specialising in environmental issues and waste management in particular (Vote)
  • Diversità delle lingue nella Svizzera d’oggi Language diversity in SwizerlandProfessionals
  • Dr. Goodword’s Language BlogEnglish language blog (Vote)
  • Dylematy filolożkiBlog about Polish – language problems, spelling mistakes and other mysteries of Polish language. (Problemy językowe, błędy ortograficzne, zagadki polonistyczne…) (Vote)
  • e.Learning in Europa e-learning European programmesProfessionals
  • English, JackSecond thoughts on English and how she’s taught (Vote)
  • Europa e apprendimento permanente Europe and linguistic educationProfessionals
  • Evolving English II observe the language changing all around us (Vote)
  • Fidus InterpresTranslator Portuguese-English-German and his experiences with the language. (Vote)
  • Francesco Petrarca e l’ italiano oggi Francesco Petrarca and the Italian languageProfessionals
  • Freelance Chinese translatorrofessional English to Chinese translation and Chinese to English translation (Vote)
  • FritinancyNames, brands, writing, and the quirks of the English language. (Vote)
  • Il blog del Mestiere di scrivereItalian Blog (Vote)
  • In parole povereThoughts and notes on the Italian language (Vote)
  • Integrazione con il modello elvetico Swiss linguistic integration modelProfessionals
  • Into SpanishTranslation Blog (Vote)
  • ISEL – Blog językowyBlog about English vocabulary and grammar (Vote)
  • Italiano e prevalenza del parlato Spoken and written ItalianProfessionals
  • John Wells’s phonetic blogBlog on everything to do with phonetics; from application to education to resources. (Vote)
  • Komerski o słowachBlog about words, translation, history (Słowa Przekłady Historia) (Vote)
  • Krisitn AscoopLanguage and translation blog (Vote)
  • la parole exportéekeeping it up in the translation/interpretation sphere
  • LABEL europeo e lingue Europe and linguistic educationProfessionals
  • Language and Humor BlogLanguage, linguistics, English, foreign languages, sign languages, humor/humour, comedy (Vote)
  • Language LogLanguage Log was started in the summer of 2003 by Mark Liberman and Geoffrey Pullum. (Vote)
  • Lavori in corsoNote pratiche in corso d’opera (Vote)
  • Linea ItaliaThis Blog aims to make known the Italian language and culture abroad (Vote)
  • LingformatThe science of linguistics in the news (Vote)
  • Linguistic Mystica place for me to post the things that intrigue me, but also as a place for you to find and learn about things that might intrigue you (Vote)
  • Literal-MindedLinguistic commentary from a guy who takes things too literally (Vote)
  • London LanguageLondon Language. A language blog run by staff and students of English Language at Middlesex University in London. (Vote)
  • Marketing TranslationThis blog is a forum for sharing experiences from the world of marketing translation, for exchanging ideas and opinions and for giving tips and advice to both translators and translation buyers. (Vote)
  • Masked TranslatorMasked Translator just wants to tell it like it is about the real life of a professional translator… (Vote)
  • Medical Translation BlogMedical Translation * Regulations * Technology (Vote)
  • Motivated GrammarPrescriptivism Must Die! (Vote)
  • mox’s blogMox is a young but well educated translator. Two PhDs, six languages… and he hardly earns the minimum wage. (Vote)
  • Musings from an overworked translatorFeaturing musings life in general and the translation industry. (Vote)
  • Naked TranslationsReflections on words, expressions and the difficulties encountered on the bridge from the English to the French language. (Vote)
  • NoncompositionalNoncompositional is a mostly-academic blog by a linguistics graduate student. (Vote)
  • Nordic Voices in TranslationNordic Voices in Translation is a blog devoted to the English translation of the literatures of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – and also  Estonia. (Vote)
  • OltreBabeleproject of a group of international students (Vote)
  • Oversettera blog by Nick Rosenthal, Managing Director of Salford Translations Ltd (Vote)
  • PaleoglotAncient languages, cultures and civilizations (Vote)
  • Pamiętnik TłumaczaInteresting and useful information and advice from a personal point of view.Language Professionals
  • Peter Harvey, linguistTeacher, writer, translator (Vote)
  • PHONOBLOGall things phonology (Vote)
  • plurilinguismo e piano d’azione U E plurilingualism conceptsProfessionals
  • Polyglot BlogResources and information about translation, interpreting and languages.Professionals
  • polyglot conspiracyLanguage (Vote)
  • polysyllabicruminations on grammar, philology and anything else (Vote)
  • Practicing WritingHere you’ll find updates on writing and publishing opportunities (especially handy between issues of our monthly newsletter). Plus, the blog holds this practicing writer’s occasional observations on happenings in the literary world, book reviews, and news about her own work. (Vote)
  • Premere il tasto ANYRiflessioni sulle traduzioni professionali in ambito informatico (Vote)
  • qualità-istruzio… European education systemProfessionals
  • risposte a Lisbona in Europa e-learning European programmesProfessionals
  • sauvage nobleAn Austronesian’s Adventures in Altertumswissenschaft and Indogermanistik (Vote)
  • Se habla EnglishLif of a translator (Vote)
  • Semantics etc.A weblog on semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language, and intersections thereof (Vote)
  • separated by a common languageObservations on British and American English by an American linguist in the UK (Vote)
  • SinospliceBlog to help understand all things China. Includes articles on language, culture and everything inbetween. (Vote)
  • Speaking English PodcastTips on sounding like a native speaker. Videos and other tools to help eliminate mistakes common for both foreign and native speakers of English. (Vote)
  • Stowo sie rzektoBlog about polish (Vote)
  • Taccuino di traduzionetranslations (Vote)
  • Taccuino di traduzione 2.0“Negli interstizi della lingua si nascondono i significativi segreti della cultura” Adrienne Rich, Nato di donna: Madri e Figlie, 9 (Vote)
  • TecnoTraduBlogUn traductor también puede ser geek (Vote)
  • TerminologiaAn Italian blog on terminology, translation, localization and language-related quirks (Vote)
  • the court interpreterthe trials and tribulations of interpreting for Spanish-speaking defendants (Vote)
  • The Engine Roomblog about language use, publishing and the media in general (Vote)
  • The Grammaphobia BlogQ and A blog on grammar. Readers questions on use of English are answered and discussed on a daily basis. (Vote)
  • The Language GuyCommentary on how language is used and abused in advertising, politics, the law, and other areas of public life. (Vote)
  • The Lexicographer’s RulesThis is the personal weblog of Grant Barrett, editor of the Double-Tongued Dictionary, a collection of words from the fringes of English. (Vote)
  • The Name InspectorEnglish language blog (Vote)
  • the shifted librarianLibrary related materials (Vote)
  • The Translation and Interpretation BlogThis site facilitates knowledge and research in medical and legal translation and interpretation. (Vote)
  • There’s Something About Translation…A freelance translator blogs about lessons learned at the wordface, her experiences as a freelancer and the changes facing the profession. (Vote)
  • Thoughts On Translationthe translation industry and becoming a translator (Vote)
  • TomedesSmart Human Translation Services (Vote)
  • Trad OnlineBlog de l’équipe…traduction, filière, clients, traducteurs, humeurs…
  • TraduBitsFreelance translator blog (Vote)
  • Translate This!Strategies for Lossless Langage Convrson (Vote)
  • Translating is an ArtA weblog about translation and language (Vote)
  • Translation NotesNews, ideas, tools to make translation more productive and enjoyable. (Vote)
  • Translation TimesThe translating twins and entrepreneurial linguists, Judy and Dagmar Jenner, blog about the business of translation from Vienna and Vegas. The blog revolves on ideas and strategies to run a translation business more effectively and efficiently by thinking like an entrepreneur. They dispense useful tips on marketing, advertising, entrepreneurship, real-life economics, pricing, and working with direct clients. (Vote)
  • Translator PowerBlog on translation (Vote)
  • Translator’s Musingsshare the horror stories, the near misses and the tips for all those requiring translations from English to French (Vote)
  • transubstantiationideas on translation (Vote)
  • Über Setzer LogbuchGerman blog on language, Russian and translation. Includes articles on the latest news on related areas. (Vote)
  • Verba MolantLinguistical blog for Italian language lovers (Vote)
  • Wąsaty tłumacz O tłumaczeniach przy fajce i kawieTips and tricks, toys and tools – everything about translation. (Vote)
  • wéb-tränslatiônsThe Web-Translations blog is a mixture of informative, serious, and light-hearted content focusing on various areas of language and the localization industry. All members of staff within the company are welcome to contribute, and we encourage comment from our readers – sometimes a real debate is opened, which is great! (Vote)
  • Word RoutesBlog on the origin of words (Vote)
  • WordlustitudeThis is a growing dictionary of ephemeral words, also known as nonce or stunt words. All readers are strongly encouraged to use these terms in their blogs, poems, prophesies, and recipes (Vote)
  • WordmallA blog about the English language. (Vote)
  • yndigoBlog on translation with both insights and incites. Covers many aspects of translation. (Vote)
  • ZwiebelfischGerman blog on quirks in the German Language. Bastian Sick writes on topics ranging from language history to correct use. (Vote)
  • ZwiebelfischGerman blog on quirks in the German Language. Bastian Sick writes on topics ranging from language history to correct use. (Vote)
  • To vote for one of these blogs find the Language Professionals voting page. If your blog is amongst the 100 selected blogs, you can get you voting button here.

    Remember to check back on July 30 to find out who the winners are!

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