ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

A Language Unlike Any Other: What is Nicaraguan Sign Language?

By jason
    June 08, 2017     When new languages emerge, they’re usually categorized as pidgins. These languages are simplistic and basic, created from combining basic elements of two or more languages. Over time, many pidgins will evolve into creoles, which feature ...

Topics: Interpretation, Language Learner, Lost in Translation, Translation, Interpreting, Lost in Translation

Missing The Joke: Why Humor Doesn't Translate

  In 2011, an Australian news anchor who was interviewing the Dalai Lama with the aid of an interpreter opened the exchange with a joke: “The Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop and says, ‘Can you make me one with everything?’ The Dalai Lama’s blank expression ...

Topics: Localization, Lost in Translation, Translation, Lost in Translation