Podcasts as a Language-Learning Tool


Having enjoyed exponential growth in popularity over recent years, podcasts are now a common part of many people’s everyday lives, with nearly one-third of Americans listening to podcasts at least once a month for education, entertainment, inspiration, and news. In particular, podcasts have proven to be a great tool for learning and practicing foreign languages […]

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Are Conspiracy Theories Culture-Specific or Do They Translate Across Cultures?


Conspiracy theories are a universal phenomenon, and the belief in them is widespread across oceans and civilizations. Conspiratorial viewpoints often cause a lot of conflicts between groups and nations. Many of the theories spread hate and falsehoods about other heritages, religions, and ethnic groups. History of Conspiracy Theories Conspiracy theories are stories individuals devise to […]

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Machine Translation: Expectations vs. Reality


For quite some time now, Machine Translation has been a powerful linguistic tool that is being used by a wide range of sectors to assist with their translation goals, particularly as it contributes to saving time and money. However, it still requires the touch of human translator-editors to refine its “raw” output. What Is Machine […]

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The Role of the Interpreter in Afghanistan and Their Plight


What does an interpreter do? Have you ever been in a foreign country, struggling to make yourself understood? This is where the interpreter comes in. They enable communication between people who don’t speak the same language. Interpreters are everywhere in our day-to-day life. Though, it’s important to note that interpreters aren’t accountable for what is said […]

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What Is Language Preservation and Why Is It Important?


Communication through language is one of our most fundamental needs as human beings. As social creatures, we crave the connection that language provides, but what connects us also separates us. Thousands of different languages keep groups of humans from communicating and cooperating. As the world becomes more interconnected, more and more we rely heavily on […]

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Gender-Neutral Language


Gender-neutral or gender-inclusive language is any language that is inclusive to all genders and avoids bias toward a specific sex or sexual orientation. Traditionally, a variety of nouns, especially those referring to a profession, have indicated a particular gender. Examples of these nouns, in English, include: policeman, chairman and fireman. These words are masculine, as […]

The Importance of Accurate Translations in the Healthcare Sector


In an ever more multicultural society, healthcare providers and patients will often find themselves in need of a linguistic “bridge,” which is why accurate translations and interpretations are critical in the healthcare sector. When lives are at stake and health outcomes depend on the accuracy of the information provided, knowledgeable professional translation services are of […]