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ALC News
Monday, September 18, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
ALC and Elia Form New Association Partnership »
      The Association of Language Companies (ALC) a...

Business
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The Language Industry According to LinkedIn »
  Professional networking site LinkedIn has continued to grow since it was acquired by Micr...
Friday, April 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
8 Ways Project Managers Can Help to Grow a Language Service Provider »
  When asked about growth plans, which language service provider (LSP) worth its salt would...
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to Build Trust on Your Cross-Cultural Team »
By the Harvard Business Review One of the most essential characteristics for a high-functioning team — perhaps the...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
What Is The Impact Of Cultural Diversity On Team Performance? »
By Medium Having cultural diversity is currently a trend along with the globalization — the majority of companies in...
Friday, July 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nepal launches Chinese language classes to boost tourism »
By The Daily Sun Nepal and China have launched a programme to offer free training to up to 200 tourism entrepreneur...

Current Events
Monday, April 17, 2017
ASTM F43 Standard--We Need Your Vote! »
Dear Fellow ALC Members and Travelers, I want to express my sincere pleasure in having met so many of you in Sonoma at...
Monday, December 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cherokee Language Creator to be Honored on $1 Coin »
By News on 6 The United States Mint released the design that will appear on the reverse (tails) of the Native American...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Arrival: A Linguist’s Dream Movie »
One of my favourite scenes in the movie is when Dr. Banks explains why languages are so difficult. Linguists often get a b...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
News: Facebook Files Patent for Machine Learning Dialect Identification »
On August 28th, Facebook filed a patent for "Machine Learning Dialect Identification" with the U.S. Patent & Trademark...

Industry Standouts
Friday, January 13, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
ASTM Update--We Need Your Vote on January 16! »
ASTM F43.05 has another ballot that will open on Monday, January 16, for LSC’s. Please vote as soon as the ASTM F43.05 bal...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
How this 32-year-old interpreter became Alhambra’s Weibo, WeChat guru »
Walter Yu didn’t set out to become a Chinese social media expert, but that’s what has happened to the court interpreter fr...

International News
Friday, April 20, 2018
25 Cultural and Natural Wonders in Danger »
  Each year the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization recognizes...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spain Wants Jamaica to Make Spanish a Second Language »
By Jamaica Observer Spain's Secretary for International Cooperation, Fernando Garcia Casas, thinks bilateral cooperat...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Australia to Raise English Language Standard for Citizenship »
By Seattle pi Australia plans to tighten its citizenship rules to require higher English language skills, longer resi...
Monday, March 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voice Recognition Technology To Detect Origin Of Refugees In Germany »
Germany's Office for Migration and Refugees confirmed a report on the pilot project Friday by the Die Welt newspaper....
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Multilingual education is 'absolutely essential,' UNESCO chief says on Mother Language Day »
By UN News Centre Learning languages is a promise of peace, innovation and creativity, and will contribute to the a...

Interpreting
Monday, April 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services »
By KPBS More than six months after it was approved, a state assembly bill funding a study on language interpretation...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Court Interpretation in California Goes Virtual »
By Slator A court interpreter going to the wrong court and delaying proceedings may be a thing of the past if a tri...
Monday, March 27, 2017
Interpreter translates for Spanish-speakers at free clinic »
By Journal Review The man was a “walking coma.” Staff at the Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic had ordered lab tests f...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Alaska Court System gets first official Yup’ik interpreter »
In the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, where Yup’ik is the primary spoken language, the Alaska Court Syste...
Monday, October 3, 2016
Baseball's new Spanish-language translators already making a big difference »
Posted by PanamericanWorld.com When a star baseball player speaks to the hometown media, if he came from Latin Amer...

Languages
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Overcoming language barriers and linguistic prejudice in medicine »
  The journal  Bioethics will shortly release a special issue focusing on the theme of...
Monday, May 14, 2018
Linguistics professor sheds light on evolution of “Spanglish” »
  The blending of the Spanish language and American culture has led to the creation of uniq...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Studying chimpanzee calls for clues about the origins of human language »
  Freud, Wilkie and the other chimpanzees peacefully fed and rested in the sun-dappled Tanza...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Amazonian people use drumming language to communicate long distances »
  An  Amazonian  tribe uses a language based on drumming that allows them to...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Spanish Around the World: The Different Types of Spanish and Where They're Spoken »
With 405 million native speakers,  Spanish is the second-most commonly spoken language in...

Localization
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
World Cup diary – Localizing the product to BetRegal’s target markets »
  “Isn’t localization just translating some sentences?” Would you believe I actually uttere...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Localization in Translation: Before, Now, and Then or Why You Need it Today »
By Linkedin Localization—as a business—has undergone many changes in the past few years. Just like most language...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Localization and translation: The biggest mistakes you’re probably making (webinar) »
By Venturebeat International marketing fails are legendary — and show that even mega brands can blunder big time wh...
Monday, September 25, 2017
Translation and localization in a nutshell »
By ATA Savvy Newcomer (Blog) A lot of said about translation and localization but let me put in my two cents and...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Translation and Localization: What's the Difference Between the Two? »
In broad terms, translation is to communicate the meaning of text written in a language (source language) into equivalent...

Sign Language
Monday, April 9, 2018
Sign language relies on the same area of the brain as verbal speech »
  Speaking verbally and performing sign language require the same parts of the brain, accord...
Thursday, April 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deaf Man Claims Lawyer's Bad Sign Language Cost Him Millions »
By The New York Post What’s the sign for “whoops”? A deaf former IBM worker claims he wrongly accepted a lowball...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASL Art Performers Bringing Music to the Deaf Community During Austin's Music Festivals »
By KVUE ABC Austinites are accustomed to seeing live music on nearly every corner of the city. We have the biggest...

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