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The Linguist 56,4 – August/September 2017

The Linguist is a languages magazine for professional linguists, translators, interpreters, language professionals, language teachers, trainers, students and academics with articles on translation, interpreting, business, government, technology

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Page 2 of 35 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER The Linguist 3 CONTENTS News & editorial DECLINE IN THE NORTH . . . 5 News of Britain's growing educational divide Features ENGLEXIT OR ENGLENTRANCE? . . . . . . . . . 7 David Crystal asks whether English is really losing dominance in Europe due to Brexit BECOMING THE VOICE OF TERROR . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Insights into an emotional and dramatic assignment with a suspected terrorist REPRESENTING AFRICA . . . 13 Does the African literature that is selected for print create a skewed image of the continent? The editor reserves the right to edit all material submitted. Views expressed in The Linguist are not necessarily the official views of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. All rights of reproduction, translation and adaptation reserved for all countries. CIOL, The Linguist and officers accept no responsibility collectively or individually for the service of agencies or persons advertised or announced in the pages of this journal. The good faith with which we publish offers no implied/implicit guarantee. 16 7 The Linguist Editor M Moore Sales D Butler +44 (0) 20 7940 3100; Editorial Board Chair K Paver MA (Oxon) PgDip MCIL MITI D Butler BA (Hons) (ex officio) A Carlisle MA (ex officio) A Dewhirst BA Student Affiliate M Frank MA DipTrans IoLET MCIL J Guardamagna BA MCIL IAPTI APARU H Gulowsen DipTrans IoLET CL (Translator) MCIL MITI K Hone BA M Kilminster BA ATCL L Melcion MA (Surrey) DipTrans IoLET PG Cert Ed MCIL K Stokes MA (Oxon) MA (City) DipTrans IoLET FCIL MITI CL M Moore BA (ex officio) Dr M Pollard BA PhD FCIL FHEA For a list of Council and committee members, see The Linguist, formerly The Incorporated Linguist, is the official journal of the Chartered Institute of Linguists PRESCRIPTIVE WORK . . . . . 16 Errors in pharmaceutical texts can put lives at risk, so what are the pitfalls for translators? DEALING WITH WORD BLINDNESS . . . . . . . 18 How dyslexia affects language learning, and the teaching strategies that can help A LEGAL ANOMALY . . . . . . 20 A look at the unique set-up in the Hong Kong courtroom, where interpreting in Cantonese is for the many, not the few INVESTING IN THE FUTURE . 22 How unprecedented funding of £16m will impact on research in languages and culture WHAT'S YOUR BRAND? . . . 24 Why establishing a professional brand can help you get ahead – and how to get started CARE ACROSS LANGUAGES . 26 Dealing with increasing communication issues in the multilingual dementia care setting Opinion & comment JUST THE JOB . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 A student experiences a year-abroad contract LETTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Institute matters DIVISIONS & SOCIETIES . . . 30 Don't miss out on all our forthcoming events A LIFE WITH LANGUAGES . 33 Members share their stories in mother tongue VIRTUAL DECISION-MAKING . 34 Judith Gabler on the important work of the CIOL Membership Committee FRONT COVER © OVERSNAP Dunstan House, 14a St Cross Street, London EC1N 8XA;; +44 (0) 20 7940 3100; Printed by The Pureprint Group, Published six times a year and distributed free of charge to all CIOL members. Annual subscription £46 post free. Overseas subscription £61 (airmail Europe), £66 (airmail rest of world). ISSN 0268-5965 The Linguist is online at; Subscribe at Apply to become a CIOL member at © EUROPEAN UNION © SHUTTERSTOCK

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