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New Study Debunks Myths of Medical Tourism

New Study Debunks Myths of Medical Tourism

New Study Debunks Myths of Medical Tourism. A new study has changed the way we see medical tourists.

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Swahili Set to Become Official Language of East Africa

Swahili Set to Become Official Language of East Africa

Swahili is set to become the official language of five major countries in East Africa as part of an effort to improve business and community links in the region.

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Translating Trademarks: Is Your Brand Protected?

Translating Trademarks: Is Your Brand Protected?

Trademarks of logos, designs and other visual aspects of corporate branding are accepted but what about the translation of branded expressions into other languages?

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Eponyms in the English Language

Eponyms in the English Language

The English language consists of a large amount of eponyms. An eponym is a person or a thing after which a specific discovery, place or era is named.

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Old English: The Language of the Anglo-Saxons

Old English: The Language of the Anglo-Saxons

Old English is an early form of the English language and dates from the mid-5th to late 11th century A.D. It was written and spoken by the Anglo-Saxons

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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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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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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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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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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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Is Google Launching a Speech Translator?

Is Google Launching a Speech Translator?

Google has recently acquired a portfolio of American patents and patent applications from a privately held company that develops tech for speech recognition

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The Origins of Two of English’s Most Popular Swear Words

The Origins of Two of English’s Most Popular Swear Words

Swear words have existed in the English language since the days of our forebears – and their forebears, too.

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Grammatical Genders in Different Languages

Grammatical Genders in Different Languages

When speaking of grammatical genders, one might wonder what grammar has to do with sex. Not much, to be honest. The original meaning of ‘gender’ was ‘race’, ‘type’ or ‘kind’

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Social Media and Machine Translation: A Recipe for Disaster?

Social Media and Machine Translation: A Recipe for Disaster?

Can you trust a machine to translate your social media messages without inadvertently causing offence by not understanding humour or sarcasm

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The Notorious Oxford Comma

The Notorious Oxford Comma

The Oxford comma is an optional comma that clarifies the meaning of a sentence, and is also known as the serial or Harvard comma.

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