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A History of Ten Common English Phrases

A History of Ten Common English Phrases

Every culture has a selection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. The English language is littered with these idioms and many of them are used by thousands of English speakers daily.

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Noam Chomsky’s Interview Lost in Translation

Noam Chomsky’s Interview Lost in Translation

Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political activist, has accused the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak of fabricating parts of a recent interview with him.

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Language & Tool-Making Skills Evolved Together

Language & Tool-Making Skills Evolved Together

A recently published study by the University of Liverpool has found that the same brain activity is used for language production and making complex tools. Consequently, the findings support the theory that they evolved at the same time.

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Maya-Language Soap Opera Airs in Mexico

Maya-Language Soap Opera Airs in Mexico

A unique soap opera written in the Mayan language has aired on TV in Mexico. The show, called Baktun, is the first telenovela entirely in the Mayan language.

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400 Million Chinese Can’t Speak Mandarin

400 Million Chinese Can’t Speak Mandarin

China's ruling Communist Party have stated that more than 400 million Chinese citizens are unable to speak the national language – Mandarin

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Standard English vs. Non-Standard English Dialects

Standard English vs. Non-Standard English Dialects

Standard English started as a regional dialect that developed in the southeast of England.

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Indian Car Manufacturers Look to Localisation to Increase Sales

Indian Car Manufacturers Look to Localisation to Increase Sales

With the Rupee depreciating over 20% in the last eight months, Indian car manufacturers have adopted aggressive localisation to increase sales.

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Welsh Road Sign Displays Out-of-Office Message in Translation Blunder

Welsh Road Sign Displays Out-of-Office Message in Translation Blunder

Swansea Council officials responsible for tremendous translation blunder on Welsh road sign.

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Scientists Develop New System to Help Computers Learn Human Languages

Scientists Develop New System to Help Computers Learn Human Languages

For more than a decade, computer scientists and linguists have attempted to get computers to learn human languages by programming semantics using software. Semantics is the study of meaning, i.e. the relation between words and phrases.

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Google Works with Translators to Improve African Language Translation

Google Works with Translators to Improve African Language Translation

Google Africa has approached volunteers to request that they judge the quality of beta translations in African languages including Zulu, Igbo, Somali and Yoruba.

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Can Silicon Valley Save Our Endangered Languages?

Can Silicon Valley Save Our Endangered Languages?

Are technology companies actually helping to save endangered languages?

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Google Introduces Native Translation for Google+

Google Introduces Native Translation for Google+

Google has introduced native translations for Google+ accounts previously only possible using the Google Translate for Google+ Chrome extension which was released in 2011.

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Mozilla Launches Tamil Language Version of Firefox

Mozilla Launches Tamil Language Version of Firefox

Firefox, the popular web browser from the Mozilla Foundation, has been released with Tamil language support.

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Why there are so few Chinese Loan Words in the English Language

Why there are so few Chinese Loan Words in the English Language

It is peculiar how few words of Chinese origin can be found in English. Why is that?

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Tulu May Become an Official Language of India

Tulu May Become an Official Language of India

The local government of Karnataka, a state in south west India bordering Goa and Kerala, is campaigning for the local language of Tulu to be recognised as an official language.

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Football Commentators Labelled “Paedophiles” by Faulty Subtitle Auto-Correct

Football Commentators Labelled “Paedophiles” by Faulty Subtitle Auto-Correct

Non-human subtitle software is bound to fail from time to time when trying to identify unfamiliar words or words spoken in a heavy accent.

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TranslateMedia Recognised as Leading Language Services Provider in Latest Forrester Report

TranslateMedia Recognised as Leading Language Services Provider in Latest Forrester Report

TranslateMedia is pleased to announce that it has been featured as a leading language services provider in the latest Forrester Report.

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Are Fan Translations Good or Bad?

Are Fan Translations Good or Bad?

Are fan translations (translation of media, mostly computer games, films, books and music, from one language to another) ethical?

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Google Real-time Spoken Language Translator in Development

Google Real-time Spoken Language Translator in Development

Google Real-time Spoken Language Translator in Development. Google has confirmed that it is working on a real-time spoken language translator.

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20 Language and Literature Terms We All Should Know

20 Language and Literature Terms We All Should Know

20 Language and Literature Terms We All Should Know. We came across these language and literature terms and thought that they were worth sharing.

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