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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Praise the Dog


Dog parents have always believed that their pooch understands every word that is spoken to them. It is not rare to find people talking to their dogs while on a stroll through the neighborhood, or talking to them at home telling them about your day. Oddly enough, it has taken scientists a long time to […]

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3 Reasons to Use a Human Interpreter


If you follow current news in interpretation technology, you surely heard about the biggest leap in real-time live interpretation in years: Google’s Pixel Buds. Unveiled last month, audiences were introduced to a new pair of wireless headphones able to interpret between 40 languages with virtually no lag time. The initial reviews are all very positive, […]

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Language in Sports: Communicating With the Referee


Recently, we reviewed the ways that players and coaches interact and communicate with each other in the football leagues of Europe, a highly international setting. But what about interactions with the referee? In international club competitions, such as the UEFA Champions League, discussed in part one of this post, referees are appointed from all over […]

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Prima-Lingua: The power within words


Following up on our latest article, I would like to ponder further on the idea of thinking about linguists as if they were poets, storytellers or even artificers of some sort, given the intricate nature of their craft. The so called wordsmith, as we’ve mentioned before, is someone so skilled in the art of manipulating […]

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Language in Sports: Communication in European Football


Football (or soccer, as it’s known to North Americans) is the world’s most popular sport. In all corners of the globe, one can find football being played. It’s only natural, then, that at its highest club level ﹘ the domestic and continental competitions of Europe ﹘ there are players from a vast number of different nationalities and cultures. And […]

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