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Is Bad Grammar Harming Your Brand?

Is Bad Grammar Harming Your Brand?

Bad grammar seems to be increasingly all around us - from office emails to the slogans of multinational companies.

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Google Helping Computers Read and Hear Words

Google Helping Computers Read and Hear Words

Google is currently working on ways to refine how computers read language.

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Could a Poor Translation Kill You?

Could a Poor Translation Kill You?

No inquest has returned a verdict of death by bad translation - but poor translations in healthcare and law could seriously damage your health.

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eBay Using Machine Translation to Support Russian Expansion

eBay Using Machine Translation to Support Russian Expansion

eBay is trialling a default program on its Russian site in a bid to target additional customers.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Books Translate into Masterpieces in Any Language

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Books Translate into Masterpieces in Any Language

Garcia Marquez died earlier this month (April 17), aged 87, having seen his books translated into 21 languages.

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Yorkshire Tour de France Organisers Face ‘Love’ Ban

Yorkshire Tour de France Organisers Face ‘Love’ Ban

Ey-oop, lad! Yorkshire Tour de France volunteers have ridden into a language row with race organisers.

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Toddlers Translate ‘Strange’ Accents

Toddlers Translate ‘Strange’ Accents

Children as young as two years old have been found to be uncannily adept at “translating” accents they have never previously heard.

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The Challenges of Translating for African Audiences

The Challenges of Translating for African Audiences

No other continent is as proud, passionate and diverse as Africa. But The Dark Continent also brings distinctive challenges too.

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The Pitfalls of Quotation Translations

The Pitfalls of Quotation Translations

The aim of translation is usually to communicate, clarify and illuminate. However, the complex and nuanced nature of language means just the opposite can sometimes occur.

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Translators Set to Benefit from European Business Growth

Translators Set to Benefit from European Business Growth

Things are starting to look up for small and medium-sized firms across Europe. With improving sentiment comes the prospect of economic growth.

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Kiswahili Adds to Britain’s Rich Linguistic Tapestry

Kiswahili Adds to Britain’s Rich Linguistic Tapestry

The rich tapestry of approximately 500 languages spoken in Britain includes two intriguing tongues originating from East Africa – Kiswahili and Kikuyu.

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Spending on UK Court Interpreters Doubles

Spending on UK Court Interpreters Doubles

The cost of foreign language translators in UK courts almost doubled in a year, according to the country’s government.

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Babies are Born With a Fundamental Knowledge of Language

Babies are Born With a Fundamental Knowledge of Language

New study shows that people are born with a fundamental knowledge of language and an in-bred biological instinct of sound patterns.

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Facilities for Your Private Parts: Beijing Hotel Brochure Gets Lost in Translation

Facilities for Your Private Parts: Beijing Hotel Brochure Gets Lost in Translation

Extracts from a hilarious brochure for a Beijing hotel that was translated from Mandarin to English using machine translation tools.

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eBay Encourages UK Businesses to Sell Cross-Border

eBay Encourages UK Businesses to Sell Cross-Border

A simple, low-cost platform that reaches more than 128 million global shoppers 24/7 translates into a “must-use” marketplace in anybody's language.

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Translation Reveals ‘First-Ever’ Weather Report

Translation Reveals ‘First-Ever’ Weather Report

What is believed to be possibly the world's first weather report has been translated from an ancient Egyptian slab.

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New Book Highlights Borrowed English Words

New Book Highlights Borrowed English Words

Juggernaut is from an ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. The original word Jagannath meaning ‘world-lord’ was one of the names given to the god Krishna.

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Medics with Poor English Language Skills ‘Face Axe’

Medics with Poor English Language Skills ‘Face Axe’

Doctors and nurses in the UK who cannot communicate clearly in English face being struck off under new regulations.

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Popular Translation App Arrives on Android

Popular Translation App Arrives on Android

The wait is finally over – Android users can now get their hands on visual language translation app Waygo.

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Native Languages in Most Commonwealth Countries Face Extinction

Native Languages in Most Commonwealth Countries Face Extinction

Indigenous languages are facing up to the very real prospect of extinction as the influence of English continues to spread worldwide.

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