Monthly Archives: December 2008

Natural Translators?

What kind of person might naturally be a good translator? Maybe this seems like a silly question but I, having been exposed to linguistic diversity relatively late in my life, sometimes find myself envying those who have been exposed to greater linguistic diversity and have an apparent facility with language learning and, especially, the use […]

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Happy Holidays 2008

Wherever you are, whatever you may be doing for the next week, I wish you all happiness, warmth, health, food, family, and safety. Thank you for stopping by and reading this and any of the other posts. See you soon!

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Multilingual Translation Sites

Trusted Translations has launched its multilingual translation sites in Portuguese, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Chinese and Japanese. These are the homes of the main sites in those languages, as well as a short description of each site in its language. Portuguese Site: Tradução Líder em Traduções de Português: Trusted Translations, Inc. Traduções de português de […]

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Language Preservation Policies

Public policies aiming to preserve a national language are most commonly associated with small nations, whether they be small nation-states (i.e., Iceland, Ireland, and Estonia) or minority nations within a larger nation-state (i.e., Quebecois French, Basque, Catalan, and countless indigenous languages). Nevertheless, now many larger countries are taking action to preserve their majority languages. The […]

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Language Change and Technology

Following up on my last blog, it is worth discussing another important cause of language change: technology. While technological innovation and dissemination have always influenced language change, some speculate that the scale of such influence today may lead to more rapid and significant changes than in the past due to the nature of contemporary technological […]

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