ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Are Translators Worried About MT Taking Their Jobs? Yes and No

  The fictionalized robot, Hal, made his debut in 2001: A Space Odyssey nearly 50 years ago. More than four decades later, it doesn’t seem like we’ve reached the level of super intelligence that was p...

Bilingual Speakers Able to Perceive Time Differently, Study Says

      How much time has passed since you clicked on this article and began reading? Depending on how many languages you speak, your answer may vary. That’s according to a new study published late last...

How 5 Global Chains Localize Fast Food

      Most people will walk into a popular chain restaurant and already know what’s on the menu. Restaurants stick to what works, usually focusing their menus on insanely popular, yet predictable meal...

Sapir-Whorf and Language’s Effect on Cognition

  Language plays a big role in our lives. But can it affect the way we think? So would say a dedicated Whorfian, arguing that the language we speak determines how we see the world and either restricts...

The Emoji Language

  Emojis are everywhere in texting, social media, memes, and advertising. They’ve gained such a large cultural presence that there is even an emoji movie, and Chevrolet put out a press release written...

The Affordable Care Act and Language Access

  There’s been a lot of talk about healthcare lately. With a new administration in the White House and “Obamacare” tenuously hanging in the balance, the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unce...

Are Dialects Becoming Globalized?

  As globalization continues to gain prominence throughout the world, some linguists and other experts are wondering if dialects are slowly disappearing. While it’s true that technological and economi...

The EU and the Need for Irish Translation

      Recently, the European Union’s (EU) need for Irish interpreters has been thrown into the spotlight, as they struggle to find qualified candidates to fill those job vacancies. Although only spoke...

Leveraging Translation Memories In Clinical Trial Translations

  Anyone who’s completed a major translation project knows that it can be a costly, time-consuming process. But those with experience in the language world also know there are ways to streamline workf...

Social Media Marketing in China: What to Know

      With over 700 million social media users in the country and rapid economic expansion, China has become an indispensable market for companies interested in international business. The potential t...

When Machine Translation Works, and When It Doesn’t

      If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past year, you’ll know that Machine Translation (MT) and its applications continue to gain traction as one of the hottest topics in the language i...

Inside Design: A Language Selector Is No Place for Flags

One of the most prevalent mistakes made by designers of international websites is the use of country flags to represent different languages within a site’s language selector. While flags are tempting ...

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