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Lost in Translation V

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: October 23, 2019, 19:00 – 21:00

Another round table organised jointly by the Václav Havel Library and the Czech Literary Translators’ Guild, this time entitled The influence of English on Czech: Where does enrichment end and contamination begin?

The discussion will focus on the adoption of language elements from English, not just words but frequently also elements of grammar. It will explore the benefits of this influence but also its invasive or even parasitic form in an effort to determine at least roughly the line beyond which a mother tongue is no longer enriched but polluted. Last but not least, we will consider how to approach Anglicisms in literary texts, including translations.


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