Spring drama with Sun and the big Blue yonder

There has been much speculation on the talks that IBM and Sun Microsystems aren’t officially having, ever since word leaked out that they weren’t...

Localizing team spirit and other impossibilities

Rugby is not that popular in America, the land of college sports. Like soccer, it’s sort of relegated to the shadows, played by club...

A love story

Jost Zetzsche introduces us to characters he loves. And, I am not talking about human characters. Jost Zetzsche of International Writers Group fame has a...

Mapping endangered languages

UNESCO has released a new “Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger”. Following the end of the International Year of Languages (2008) and International Mother...

“The Linguists” chronicles the search for endangered languages

Film captures two ethnographers circling the world to record endangered languages. The film The Linguists, which was shown at Sundance, will be aired on public...

A sweet goodbye to the Year of Languages

UNESCO’s International Year of Languages (2008) comes to a close with International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2009. The Orphan’s Lullaby project, a...

Learning Yakama Sahaptin is cool

Columbia River language taught by native speaker at University of Oregon. I don’t know what about this story from Spokane, Washington’s Spokesman Review I love...

The non-localizable language

Watching a documentary on the practice of rumspringa (“running around,” sometimes also referring to the whole period of adolescence), when 16-year-old Amish kids release...

Crowdsourced translation via cell phone

”...distributing questions to participants in such developing countries via text messages or audio clips could make certain tasks more economical, such as the translation...