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Language in Sports: International Communication at an Organizational Level

In our past couple of articles, we’ve talked about methods of communication in both European and world football, but focusing on what happens on the field, most importantly at the peak of competition. At a tournament like the FIFA Word Cup, where people from all over the world come together to play, watch, officiate, 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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On Homers and Fastballs

My father—who’s Argentine—has the good fortune of being able to read, in their original language, novels written in English. He prefers, whenever possible, to avoid the middleman and skip the step of the literary translation. However, when he set out to read the latest John Grisham novel, Calico Joe, he was faced with more than […]

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