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Immigration and the Stigma of Bilingualism

Contrary to what one may think, being bilingual is not a privilege reserved for the few. What’s more, according to official data, there are more bilingual than monolingual persons in the world. Among the causes of bilingualism, we can identify being a part of or having once been a part of a migratory process, whether […]

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And the Winner is….but Why?

Between 70 to 75% of Latino voters chose Barack Obama as their leading man for president. Whether or not it had something to do with the many Spanish language ads produced by the Obama campaign some weeks ago (as mentioned in the past blog), one thing is for certain: Latinos support Obama! In fact, Mitt […]

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Housewife and Interpreter at the Same Time?

A few days ago, BusinessGhana published a short but very interesting article about a new initiative implemented in Seoul, South Korea. Due to the massive immigration of foreign women married to Korean men, the Government has decided to revise regulations to allow more housewives to work as interpreters or translators in private companies and government […]

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English-only hurts immigrants and translators

Last month, voters in the City of Nashville, Tennessee went to the voting booths to decide whether to make English the city’s official language. And, thank goodness, they voted against the proposal that would have made “Music City” the biggest U.S. city with such official language legislation. This is good news, not just for the […]

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