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Google Translate Causes Vaccine Mishap

6 days ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

Last week, MultiLingual reported on a Virginia Department of Health website translation error that incorrectly told Spanish speakers they don’t need coronavirus vaccines. New information from… Continue Reading

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Localization & Race: Disney’s Dubbing Controversy

7 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Disney/Pixar’s localization of the movie Soul has generated some race-related controversy, according to The Independent. Released in 41 different countries, the film is about a Black… Continue Reading

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Weekly Shorts | January 15, 2021

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Translation error says Spanish speakers don’t need vaccine A localization error on the Virginia Department of Health’s website told Spanish speakers they don’t need coronavirus… Continue Reading

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Vaccine Saves Language and Lives, NPR Reports

2 weeks ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

Getting vaccinated against covid-19 may do more than save your life. It could also save your language. That’s what Cherokee schoolteacher Meda Nix told National… Continue Reading

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Weekly Shorts | January 8, 2021

3 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Baltimore Sun profiles medical interpreter As covid vaccines begin to be distributed across the United States, more non-language professionals are learning to appreciate the role… Continue Reading

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Beijing subway to standardize English translations

3 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

If you’re heading to Beijing you may have to put up with conflicting subway station names — at least for a while. According to news… Continue Reading

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Belgian Translation Error Could Result in Travel Fines

3 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

English-speaking visitors to Belgium may have arrived under a misunderstood set of coronavirus-related travel rules, according to national newspaper The Brussels Times. “According to the… Continue Reading

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Gender Inclusive or Just Bad Hebrew?

3 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

It’s traditional for the United States House of Representatives to open each new session with a prayer, but that prayer typically doesn’t end with “a-women.”… Continue Reading

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ATA Asks CDC Include Interpreters in Vaccine Guidance

4 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

The American Translators Association (ATA) has sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asking it “explicitly include on-site medical interpreters… Continue Reading

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North Carolina Interpreter Vaccinated

1 month ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

Earlier today, MultiLingual asked an important question: Will interpreters receive covid vaccines? In North Carolina at least, we have our answer. Spanish interpreter Jorge Gutierrez was… Continue Reading

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COVID Lawsuit Implicates Interpreters

1 month ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

Interpreters working for meat manufacturer Tyson Foods are now involved in a covid-related lawsuit against the company. The suit, filed September 23rd, alleges Tyson knowingly… Continue Reading

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Biden Uses Arabic “Inshallah” during Presidential Debate

4 months ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Responding to President Trump’s unfulfilled promise to release his tax returns, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden remarked, “Inshallah,” a common Arabic expression that can signal… Continue Reading

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LA County Receives 70,000 Requests for Non-English Ballots

5 months ago
By MultiLingualStaff

The LA County Clerk Dean Logan announced that registered voters can still request to receive their voting materials for the November 3 election in one… Continue Reading

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Vaccine Language Rules in EU May Soften during COVID

5 months ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Fearing EU language-access requirements may slow vaccine development, drugmakers call on officials to soften rules. Some worry a rule change could hurt the effectiveness of… Continue Reading

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Beowulf Translated with a 2020-Style Makeover

5 months ago
By Jonathan Pyner

Following her 2018 novelized retelling of the epic poem, Maria Dahvana Headley has written a new translation of Beowulf that adopts a contemporary vernacular and… Continue Reading

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Krypton Hospitality App Now Supports 12 Indian Languages

5 months ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Developed in-house at OYO Hotels & Homes, the Krypton app will now have further language functionality at OYO properties across India, as OYO aims to… Continue Reading

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Chinese-Language Curriculum Designated As Diplomatic Mission

5 months ago
By Jonathan Pyner

In a rebuke from American officials, a Chinese-language education group will now be designated as a diplomatic mission. The new measures follow years of controversy… Continue Reading

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Bahrain IKEA Mistranslates Ad, Makes Smooth Recovery

5 months ago
By MultiLingualStaff

In eloquent fashion, Ikea in Bahrain rebounded from what could have been either a clerical error or a clever marketing tactic. The Twittersphere took notice.… Continue Reading

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