John Berger: ‘Writing is an off-shoot of something deeper’

Language can’t be reduced to a stock of words. Most political discourse is inert and ruthlessly complacent ... by John Berger, Fri 12 Dec ‘14 16.00 GMT. TheGuardian.com I have been writing for about 80 years. First letters then poems and speeches, later stories and articles and books, now notes. The activity of writing has been … Continue reading John Berger: ‘Writing is an off-shoot of something deeper’

Confessions of a Comma Queen; lifting grammar off the page …

A New Yorker proofreader of 30 years’ experience offers a personal account of the rules of language ... By Gilda Williams. Thu 7 May ‘15 16.00 BST. TheGuardian.com Mary Norris held jobs as a cashier, dishwasher and athlete’s foot-checker at her local public swimming pool in Ohio prior to embarking in 1978 on her 30-year tenure … Continue reading Confessions of a Comma Queen; lifting grammar off the page …

Interpretation and translation rights in criminal proceedings

Background 11.1 This proposal for a Council Framework Decision aims to set common minimum standards with respect to the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings throughout the European Union. The proposal is envisaged as the first step in a series of measures designed to replace the Commission's 2004 proposal for a Council Framework … Continue reading Interpretation and translation rights in criminal proceedings