Literary Translation Awards Go to Translators of Arabic and Vietnamese Works

The American Literary Translators Association announced the winners of the 2023 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose, recognizing translators “who have made an outstanding contribution to literature in English.”

Literary Nobel Prize Spotlights Language Preservation

The Swedish Academy has awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature to author Jon Fosse who uses Norway's minority written standard.

From Star Wars to Avatar: The role of language in science...

Interpreters Unlimited, a language service provider headquartered in San Diego, presented a story during Comic-Con 2022 looking at a brief history of foreign languages in comics.

A jar of extra Virgil olive oil, please: Archaeologists discover Virgil...

According to a paper recently published int he Journal of Roman Archaeology, it’s likely the first literary quotation to have been carved into an amphora.

A Global Mosaic: ProZ.com’s pro bono project

Turn on the news and you're soon assailed by woeful tidings of every kind: forests burning, racist police actions, violence against women, endangered species...

Celebrating multilingual education on UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day

The theme of this year’s International Mother Language Day was “Multilingual education — a necessity to transform education,” emphasizing the role education can have in fostering multilingual communities and encouraging members to use their native tongue.

Music To My Eyes: Rihanna’s ASL interpreter and a brief history...

Rihanna wasn’t the only star at the Super Bowl halftime show last night.

English PEN announces 15 winners of flagship literary translation awards

Fifteen literary translators and their work received high accolades earlier this week, with the announcement of the PEN Translates awards.

Rushed Spanish translation of Prince Harry’s memoir shapes media coverage

What happens when the translation of a book comes out before the original version?

Asian Americans with LEP face unique barriers in healthcare, researchers say

A recent study published by the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute found that Asian Americans with limited English proficiency (LEP) face unique language barriers compared to other groups with high levels of LEP.

The missed chance with Catalan

Catalan is a language that companies seeking to expand their services ignore at their peril.

Holiday Etymology: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

As language enthusiasts, we also think it’s fascinating to look at the etymology of the names for these celebrations — here are the origins of names for some common holiday celebrations throughout the world.