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The Importance of Language in Diplomacy

The United States government has a high demand for linguists. President Obama’s administration is looking to put more emphasis on diplomacy through more effective multilingual communication in all areas: intelligence, defense, State Department agencies, etc. The ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable) was created and includes several agencies of the State Department. Its main focus will be […]

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Health Care and Medical Translations

A reform to the health care system in the United States is coming, though the details of the new system are still being worked out. One aspect that is highly important in these proceedings, and often overlooked, is that all policies and practices at insurance companies and hospitals will have to be reworked and reworded. […]

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Changing Chinese Names

As I have brought up on this site before, one of the things I most appreciate about the English language is the amount of creativity speakers have due to the lack of a regulating body. Another issue that has never ceased to amaze me is the fact that other countries do not allow you to […]

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