The Search for Non-Binary Pronouns in Chinese

As businesses strive to reach wider audiences, gender-inclusive language has become imperative. Businesses have learned that any association to bigotry, racism, or sexism, however...

Why Telling People Not to Code-Switch May Not Be as Woke...

In recent years, posts have begun circulating on social media claiming to be uncovering the true nature of code-switching, the act of changing between...

Why Language Service Experts Need to Think Twice Before Saying Localization...

A common saying in the language industry is that localization is best when it goes unnoticed. This reflects important lessons learned from the many...

Lost in localization

Maziar Bahari was imprisoned for interview on The Daily Show. Maziar Bahari is a Canadian Iranian journalist. He was interviewed by Jason Jones of “The...

What Localization Can Learn From Dolphins in Asia

Quite a lot actually! In this case, it's not  Flipper you need to chatter with, but read the great user experience-driven article featuring Dolphin...

Timnit Gebru and The Problem with Large Language Models

In December of 2020, Google fired Timnit Gebru, a co-leader of their Ethical Artificial Intelligence team (Google continues to maintain Gebru resigned, though even...

Conversations with Character(s)

Of the world’s approximately 7,000 languages, around 4,000 are written. Though many of us, certainly those of us from secure linguistic communities, take the...

Things we can learn from Saint Jerome on International Translation Day

While International Translation Day (ITD) on September 30 has become a well-known fixture on the rotation of our annual translation calendar, it's a relatively...

What makes a language foreign?

Minari, a film by Korean-American filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung, won the award for best foreign language film at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday,...

How will Meta manage its multilingual experience?

For a product designed to unite the world in work and play, how will Meta handle localization and intercultural interactions? MultiLingual has covered the benefits and pitfalls of social media localization extensively. How much more involved will the translation of an entire virtual platform be?

To Clubhouse, or not to Clubhouse, that is the question!

You want in? Here’s everything you need to know, because this one is different than the rest. Clubhouse: Where "less is more"  Get an invitation and save...

The Need for Multilingual Science-Focused Content

It’s no secret that the recent COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of science literacy and the problems surrounding limited language access...

“Lara” wins bronze at the New York Film Advertising Awards

“Lara” is the first film in Translated's history: it could be defined as a fully-fledged short film rather than just a commercial. The Italian...

Letters to the editor: rebuttal to Jaap van der Meer

We, the authors of this letter to the editor of MultiLingual, have thought about Jaap van der Meer’s article in the July-August issue of...

Microsoft launches Language Portal

Microsoft’s newly launched Language Portal contains information for language professionals such as an IT terminology search tool and a localization download site. Thanks go to...

Will Interpreters Receive Vaccine?

This week, doctors began administering the first of two anticipated coronavirus vaccines in the United States, BNT162b2. Unlike the United Kingdom where initial non-trial...

The Importance of Language Classes for Aging Migrant Communities

In aging migrant communities, language barriers can create limitations on seniors’ way of life. In research conducted by linguists at The University of Groningen,...

BLISS: The happy union of Brazilian LSPs

Under the banner "Together we are stronger," eight language service providers announced the creation of BLISS, the first Brazilian association of translation companies. The...

What does TWB’s expansion mean for the global community?

The Translators without Borders (TWB) story began 10 years ago. TWB helps people get vital information, whatever language they speak, utilizing a community of more...

Fix PRO Act and Reaffirm what California Got Right

MultiLingual invites opinion pieces such as this one from our readers. To share your ideas please contact editor@multilingual.com Have you heard of the federal PRO...

10 Things I Learned in 10 Years in the Language Industry

It's quite difficult to avoid cliché territory so I'll start with one: It's been one helluva ride, with its fair share of joys, thrills, successes, difficult moments, and lessons learned. One thing holds true, though — never in my wildest fantasies would I have imagined where I'd find myself 10 years on.

What are languages? A primary student’s perspective

Languages are powerful weapons which are used as a mode of communication to express our thoughts. It is a way by which humans communicate with each other and build relationships by expressing ourselves through speech and writing. Language is a vital part of human connection.

A Language Gap: Kurdish and Arabic

Recent reports from the Iraq Programme of the Institute of War & Peace Reporting indicate a continuing language problem between Arabic-speaking Iraq and its...

Conference to Highlight Language Access Issues in Arizona

Arizona State University (ASU) is slated to host a nationwide conference for translation and interpretation professionals later this month, with a particular emphasis on...