New Insights Unveiled in Language Study: Guessing the Meaning of Foreign...

When you're learning a new language, it can be tricky to get the hang of new vocabulary words — reading can feel like a...

Unicode Welcomes New Board Members

The Unicode Consortium is pleased to welcome Salvatore “Salvo” Giammarresi of Airbnb and Kulpreet Chilana of Apple to its Board of Directors.

Machine Learning and Localization Technology Trailblazer Alon Lavie joins Phrase as...

Appointment reinforces  the company's commitment and continued leadership in defining the next generation of language technology. Boston, USA, July 11,  2023 – Phrase, the global leader in...

The Week in Review: June 23, 2023

Ever since ChatGPT’s launch late last year, the tool’s been at the center of conversations around plagiarism and intellectual property — who really owns...

Wilder School District, Selected as National ‘Lighthouse’ School System to Help...

Wilder, ID –  Wilder School District (WSD) is one of only six school districts across the country recognized as a 2023 Spring “Lighthouse System” by AASA,...

The Week in Review: May 26, 2023

We might have a month left of spring, but for those of us in the northern hemisphere, summer is in the air. In the...

New competition for ChatGPT? Google announces Bard and other AI advancements

Move over, ChatGPT — there’s a new generative AI tool in town.

Gibberish translations marred disaster relief effort in Alaska

A California-based language service provider (LSP) is in hot water this week, after reports came out that the company provided the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with nonsensical translations into Indigenous languages.

DeepL, Write, and penetrating AI

While it’s too early to make firm statements, it’s not unlikely that linguistic AI labs like DeepL or large language models (LLM) such as GPT-3 will be embedded in different steps of the translation process. The increasing penetration of AI in language services is keeping industry analysts busy as potential disruptions now need to be defined.

Women in Localization: Questions for the new President, previous President, and...

On January 4, Women in Localization (WL) announced their new president and board members for 2023. MultiLingual Media reached out with some questions for...

Keeping individuals with LEP up to date on environmental issues

Recently, advocates in the US state of New Jersey raised concerns about the state not providing adequate language access services at community meetings on the environment, leading to low engagement levels among individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP).

Textum Translations’ Global Survey Reveals the Biggest Challenges Faced by LSPs

Good linguists are always in great demand. There are certainly many different approaches to vendor managers' never-ending task of finding them. “We wanted to...

A $350 million initiative to improve vaccine rates among underserved communities...

As US residents’ attention toward the COVID-19 pandemic declines, the department is hoping to make the vaccinations easier to access for communities that have been overlooked throughout the course of the pandemic — including people with limited English proficiency.

Do we have enough (human) translators and interpreters to help vulnerable...

Refugee crises across the globe this year — from the European Union to Martha’s Vineyard — have highlighted the importance of maintaining a large, diverse workforce of human translators and interpreters.

Dubai’s Tarjama embraces SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT for Localization Services

Well-established technology developer, Profuz Digital is thrilled to announce that leading language solutions provider Tarjama, has selected the SubtitleNEXT and NEXT-TT platforms to optimise subtitling, translating and localization services, along with further reinforcing security.

California makes progress on dual-language immersion goals

Demand for dual language immersion programs has been steadily increasing in the United States. The state of California just made a $10 million investment toward meeting that demand.

US Department of Education awards $120 million to improve education for...

The DOE’s Office of English Language Acquisition has spearheaded the National Professional Development (NPD) program to build, strengthen, and support a nationwide network of educators suited to working with students who are learning English as a second or other language.

New York launches Office of Language Access to support state’s language...

On Oct. 3, New York launched its new Office of Language Access, which will oversee the state’s recently adopted language access policy.

Study sheds light on infants’ acquisition of native language phonology

“Understanding how this early learning proceeds is important as it serves as a foundation for later development,” reads the study. “However, it has proven difficult to identify a learning mechanism that works on the true input infants hear.”

War in Ukraine spurs decline in Russian-language use, survey shows

Just a few months before the war began, 26% of Ukrainians claimed to use Russian as their primary home language. This survey says that number's fallen to just 13%.

Squid Game wins Emmys for best actor, director

Monday was another big night for international entertainment with an Emmy win for Lee Jung-jae and Hwang Dong-hyuk of Squid Game. 

GALA urges continued support for Ukraine from localization community

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) has released the results of a survey on support to Ukraine, conducted with 40 respondents of its community. This represents about 10% of the organizational members. 

Andy Jolls joins Lilt team as CMO

Lilt, a business translation software provider, has a new CMO this week in Andy Jolls. A business professional with over 20 years of experience in marketing roles, Jolls announced his hiring by Lilt yesterday on LinkedIn, sharing a video where he detailed his reasons for joining the team.   

Proposed rule quashes Trump administration’s language access changes

After two years of advocacy from groups like the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and the Association of Language Companies (ALC), a proposed rule was published this month, reversing the Trump administration's efforts to cut back on the ACA.