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ALC News
Monday, September 18, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
ALC and Elia Form New Association Partnership »
      The Association of Language Companies (ALC) a...

Business
Friday, October 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to Build Trust on Your Cross-Cultural Team »
By the Harvard Business Review One of the most essential characteristics for a high-functioning team — perhaps the...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
What Is The Impact Of Cultural Diversity On Team Performance? »
By Medium Having cultural diversity is currently a trend along with the globalization — the majority of companies in...
Friday, July 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nepal launches Chinese language classes to boost tourism »
By The Daily Sun Nepal and China have launched a programme to offer free training to up to 200 tourism entrepreneur...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Do's and Don'ts of Translating Your Website »
By All Top Startups Although almost 900 million internet users speak English, there are also hundreds of millions of...
Thursday, April 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Language Barriers Can Have a Negative Impact on Global Business »
By Pasadena Star-News How many times have you walked up to someone to ask a question only to get an answer in a langu...

Current Events
Monday, April 17, 2017
ASTM F43 Standard--We Need Your Vote! »
Dear Fellow ALC Members and Travelers, I want to express my sincere pleasure in having met so many of you in Sonoma at...
Monday, December 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cherokee Language Creator to be Honored on $1 Coin »
By News on 6 The United States Mint released the design that will appear on the reverse (tails) of the Native American...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Arrival: A Linguist’s Dream Movie »
One of my favourite scenes in the movie is when Dr. Banks explains why languages are so difficult. Linguists often get a b...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
News: Facebook Files Patent for Machine Learning Dialect Identification »
On August 28th, Facebook filed a patent for "Machine Learning Dialect Identification" with the U.S. Patent & Trademark...

Industry Standouts
Friday, January 13, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
ASTM Update--We Need Your Vote on January 16! »
ASTM F43.05 has another ballot that will open on Monday, January 16, for LSC’s. Please vote as soon as the ASTM F43.05 bal...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
How this 32-year-old interpreter became Alhambra’s Weibo, WeChat guru »
Walter Yu didn’t set out to become a Chinese social media expert, but that’s what has happened to the court interpreter fr...

International News
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spain Wants Jamaica to Make Spanish a Second Language »
By Jamaica Observer Spain's Secretary for International Cooperation, Fernando Garcia Casas, thinks bilateral cooperat...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Australia to Raise English Language Standard for Citizenship »
By Seattle pi Australia plans to tighten its citizenship rules to require higher English language skills, longer resi...
Monday, March 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voice Recognition Technology To Detect Origin Of Refugees In Germany »
Germany's Office for Migration and Refugees confirmed a report on the pilot project Friday by the Die Welt newspaper....
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Multilingual education is 'absolutely essential,' UNESCO chief says on Mother Language Day »
By UN News Centre Learning languages is a promise of peace, innovation and creativity, and will contribute to the a...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
London Firm Wants Emoji Translator Specialist »
Last year, a UK linguist said emoji was the country's fastest-growing language. Emojis have been available on Japanese pho...

Interpreting
Monday, April 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services »
By KPBS More than six months after it was approved, a state assembly bill funding a study on language interpretation...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Court Interpretation in California Goes Virtual »
By Slator A court interpreter going to the wrong court and delaying proceedings may be a thing of the past if a tri...
Monday, March 27, 2017
Interpreter translates for Spanish-speakers at free clinic »
By Journal Review The man was a “walking coma.” Staff at the Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic had ordered lab tests f...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Alaska Court System gets first official Yup’ik interpreter »
In the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, where Yup’ik is the primary spoken language, the Alaska Court Syste...
Monday, October 3, 2016
Baseball's new Spanish-language translators already making a big difference »
Posted by PanamericanWorld.com When a star baseball player speaks to the hometown media, if he came from Latin Amer...

Languages
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Language, Diversity, and Orientalism in the Iberian Peninsula »
By MESSA The Iberian Peninsula was influenced by various cultures and their languages, including Arabic, Latin,...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trying to Save South Africa's First Language »
At 84, Ms Esau is one of the last three fluent speakers of N|uu, one of the languages spoken by South Africa's San communi...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The Politics of Accents »
Our accents are an intimate part of who we are, central to how we express ourselves in speech. They can reveal things abou...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood »
By The New York Times Magazine Why should I trust you?” Dominic Cooper said to Samara Bay, his dialect coach. “Tru...
Thursday, July 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Babies can learn second language in 1 hour per day »
By Futurity Researchers have developed a play-based educational program that can teach babies a second language in...

Localization
Wednesday, November 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Localization in Translation: Before, Now, and Then or Why You Need it Today »
By Linkedin Localization—as a business—has undergone many changes in the past few years. Just like most language...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Localization and translation: The biggest mistakes you’re probably making (webinar) »
By Venturebeat International marketing fails are legendary — and show that even mega brands can blunder big time wh...
Monday, September 25, 2017
Translation and localization in a nutshell »
By ATA Savvy Newcomer (Blog) A lot of said about translation and localization but let me put in my two cents and...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Translation and Localization: What's the Difference Between the Two? »
In broad terms, translation is to communicate the meaning of text written in a language (source language) into equivalent...
Friday, June 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How To Write Content That’s Easy To Localize »
You know by now that  localization  is best planned from the start. So, if you’re getting your website overhaule...

Sign Language
Thursday, April 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deaf Man Claims Lawyer's Bad Sign Language Cost Him Millions »
By The New York Post What’s the sign for “whoops”? A deaf former IBM worker claims he wrongly accepted a lowball...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASL Art Performers Bringing Music to the Deaf Community During Austin's Music Festivals »
By KVUE ABC Austinites are accustomed to seeing live music on nearly every corner of the city. We have the biggest...
Monday, March 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sign language interpreter bill clears Senate Commerce Committee »
By Spokesman House-passed legislation to license sign-language interpreters in Idaho has cleared a Senate committee an...

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