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CAN EMOTIONS TRAVEL FROM ONE LANGUAGE TO ANOTHER?
Sat 22 October 2016, 16:30 – 17:30 BST
Anthropologist and linguist Edward Sapir affirmed that "the worlds in which different societies live are distinct worlds, not merely the same worlds with different labels attached". How can we communicate at all across languages? Russian in particular has resources for expressing emotions that English does not share. Russian language specialist Natasha Franklin asks: how do translators cope?