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The Role of Translation in Fighting Climate Change

January 9, 2018

When the world faces a global threat such as climate change, an all-hands-on-deck approach is required. Evidence of the problem can occur anywhere, and any realistic solution must make sense everywhere.

The Paris Agreement

The landmark 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change — called by some “the world’s greatest diplomatic success” — was published in all six official United Nations (UN) languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Read more about: The Role of Translation in Fighting Climate Change  »

5 Ridiculous Patents

January 3, 2018

confused emojiIf you want to patent an invention, it must offer a solution to a problem. Specifically, it must meet the following three conditions: (1) Novelty – at least some aspect of it must be new; (2) Inventive Step – the new aspect/s must not be obvious or easily deduced; (3) Industrial applicability – the invention must be able to be made or used in an industry. We’re not quite sure how the following five U.S. Read more about: 5 Ridiculous Patents  »

14 Ways to Say Happy Holidays

December 19, 2017

This holiday season, we wanted to make it easier for you to connect with friends, family and co-workers in their native tongues. So check out our fun holiday infographic and learn how to say Happy Holidays in 14 different languages. Enjoy!happy holidays in 14 languages

 

 

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Working Through Interpretation Issues in Multilingual Litigation

December 13, 2017

court interpretersLitigation involving speakers of multiple languages has become an everyday occurrence. Real-time, consecutive interpretation services may be required for international business disputes, expert testimony, and to meet the needs of an increasingly multi-lingual U.S. society.

However, anytime words are handed from one person to another, there’s a potential for problems. Remember playing “telephone” as kids? That game was played between speakers of the same language and usually resulted in some pretty laughable sentences. Read more about: Working Through Interpretation Issues in Multilingual Litigation  »

The Dismal State of Language Services Provided by Federally Funded Hospitals Today

December 5, 2017

language services at US hospitalsThe American Community Survey (ACS) is a yearly study of U.S. citizens performed by the U.S. Census Bureau that provides a much more granular view of the U.S population than the full census that takes place once a decade. According to the latest available ACS data, surveyed in 2016, 21.6% of the people living in the United States speak a language other than English at home. Of these, nearly 40% speak English “less than well.”

For whatever difficulties this may cause in their daily lives, Read more about: The Dismal State of Language Services Provided by Federally Funded Hospitals Today  »