New EU Medical Device Regulations Take Effect: A Summary of the MDR and IVDR

May 31, 2017

The Regulation on Medical Devices (MDR) and the Regulation on in-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVDR) went into effect last Friday, effectively replacing decades-old legislation and creating new quality and transparency requirements for…

10 More Words That Don’t Translate into English

May 26, 2017

Not too long ago, we looked at some words that have no translatable equivalent in English.

How Do We Code-Switch Every Day?

May 25, 2017

On an average day, you might get up, go to work or school, come home, spend time with family and friends, and then go to bed. It sounds pretty typical, doesn’t it? But you might be code-switching all day without even realizing it.

Subtitle Hack Puts Millions at Risk

May 24, 2017

Looking for a foreign language subtitle for your favorite movie? Be careful.

Katzensprung and 15 Other Amazing Foreign Idioms

May 24, 2017

There’s nothing quite like idioms. Oftentimes they are culturally unique, and offer a glimpse into a country’s history and language.

New Tech and the Demise of Icelandic

May 19, 2017

The Icelandic language is disappearing. The culprit? Artificial Intelligence.

The Immersive Experience of Video Game Language Learning

May 18, 2017

Language learning is an immensely satisfying activity, and there are many well-documented benefits to bilingualism.

Website Localization Bill Spurs Controversy in Illinois

May 17, 2017

Website localization has become a heated topic in Illinois government as of late.

The Benefits of Bilingualism in Business

May 11, 2017

The tremendous effects of bilingualism on the brain are well-known. They can improve your problem-solving abilities, shape your world perspective, and can delay diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Are Translators Worried About MT Taking Their Jobs? Yes and No

May 11, 2017

The fictionalized robot, Hal, made his debut in 2001: A Space Odyssey nearly 50 years ago.

How 5 Global Chains Localize Fast Food

May 10, 2017

Most people will walk into a popular chain restaurant and already know what’s on the menu. Restaurants stick to what works, usually focusing their menus on insanely popular, yet predictable meals for customers.

Bilingual Speakers Able to Perceive Time Differently, Study Says

May 10, 2017

How much time has passed since you clicked on this article and began reading?

The United States and the Commercialization of Cinco de Mayo

May 05, 2017

Cinco de Mayo is a unique holiday. It commemorates a Mexican battle, yet it’s barely celebrated in Mexico. Further confusion comes from the fact that many outside of Mexico incorrectly assume that the day is a celebration of Mexican independence.

Getting Into Oxford: What Makes a Word Dictionary Worthy?

May 05, 2017

Language is always evolving.

3 Linguistics Podcasts Every Language Lover Should Listen To

May 04, 2017

Podcasts offer people the opportunity to learn, be entertained, or catch up on news while plodding through everyday tasks. While suffering an arduous commute, running on a treadmill or scrubbing the toilet, podcasts engage one’s mind.

Google Retries Its Translation Technology Expansion in India

May 03, 2017

India continues to grow as a key online market. However, there is one big problem standing in the way—language.

Telehealth 2.0: What We Learned

May 02, 2017

United Language Group gained new insights into the needs of telehealth clients at this year’s American Telemedicine Association Telehealth 2.0 conference in Orlando, Florida. In particular, the importance of Video Remote Interpretation (VRI) and…

A Horror Movie Entirely In Esperanto? The 1966 Film Incubus

May 01, 2017

Black and white shots of quiet, country scenes dissolve over one another while soft music plays. A narrator describes a group of life-sucking demons who lure travelers to bring them to their “God of Darkness.” These demons take on the shape of…

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