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Language in Sports: Communicating With the Referee

Recently, we reviewed the ways that players and coaches interact and communicate with each other in the football leagues of Europe, a highly international setting. But what about interactions with the referee? In international club competitions, such as the UEFA Champions League, discussed in part one of this post, referees are appointed from all over […]

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Language in Sports: Communication in European Football

Photo by: Кирилл Крыжановский

Football (or soccer, as it’s known to North Americans) is the world’s most popular sport. In all corners of the globe, one can find football being played. It’s only natural, then, that at its highest club level ﹘ the domestic and continental competitions of Europe ﹘ there are players from a vast number of different nationalities and cultures. And […]

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Language in Sports: Interpreting in Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball has not always been multinationally diverse. For much of its early history, the top-level North American professional baseball league was marred by racism and xenophobia; it wasn’t until 1947 that Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, becoming the first black athlete to play in the Major Leagues in the modern era. Thankfully, […]

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