ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

How it Works: Simultaneous Interpretation of the Presidential Debates

  Millions of people have been tuning in to watch the 2016 US presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And Americans aren’t the only ones watching. People in places like Israel, ...

Google Translate's New AI a Step Forward, But Not Perfect

Have the machines taken over yet? These days, sometimes it sure feels like it. And Google’s announcement last week that the company has devised a new machine translation method that’s purportedly almo...

5 Rules For Global English Writing

It takes many different steps and tools for your business to reach a global audience. Whether you’re marketing a product to international consumers or internally relaying corporate information to your...

Are You a Strong Translator? See If These Traits Describe You

Translators are connectors. They connect people, places and ideas with their ability to speak more than one language. They’re not only bi- or multi-lingual, but they’re also experts on the culture tha...

"Bob's Your Uncle?" The Difficulty Posed by Idiomatic Translation

  Silverware or cutlery? Highway or motorway? Sidewalk or pavement? If you’ve ever been an American in the United Kingdom or a Briton traveling in the United States, chances are you’ve had to learn ea...

No Longer a Mystery: 2,000-Year-Old Bible Excerpt Deciphered

What was once thought of as only a charred, ancient remain found at the site of a synagogue has been restored and discovered to be an original text from the Bible. Last week it was revealed that an ex...

The Early Days of Translation Technology

  We are absolutely surrounded by marvels of translation technology in this day and age. Currently, it is possible to numerically analyze mixed language documents using Language Identification softwar...

Studies Show Bilingual Speakers Have Superior "Attentional Control"

  Thinking about learning another language? New research suggests it’s a good idea. The journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition recently published a study which uncovered that bilingual people ha...

Canadian Hiring Controversy Highlights Larger Machine Translation Debate

anadian Hiring C The debate over whether machines will replace humans in the translation industry has again come up in the news – this time the controversy surrounds a new vetting system for hiring fr...

What is Global English?

The rules of what makes for good writing are universal. Good writing is clear, consistent and engaging to the reader. Writing for an audience that doesn’t speak English is no different. But how can wr...

Attestations and certifications and notarizations... oh my!

  What is an attestation or certification of translation and why do I need one? Attestations and certified document translations ensure the quality and cultural relevancy of the translated version of ...

Do We Speak a Universal Language?

  A study published by the Los Angeles Times suggests that there may be a lot more in common between global languages than we think. Research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienc...

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