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Do You Need to Communicate in Punjabi?

April 17, 2018

In recent years, the need to communicate in Chinese Mandarin has grown with China playing a major role in global business and worldwide trade. With a population of 1.38 billion, China has a... Read More 


Digital Lingua Franca: Do You Speak Emoticon?

March 13, 2018

A smiley face was the original emoji, an ideogram used in the digital world that originated in Japan in 1999. Shigetaka Kurita is credited with creating the first emoji, a gumdrop shaped smiley... Read More 


Why Do So Many Words Have Silent Letters?

March 13, 2018

Well, as for the English language, it might be easier to explain punctuation and why a comma precedes the word "which" and not the word "that". If you are a student of linguistics, you might be... Read More 


Multilingualism in Morocco is a Sociolinguistic Phenomenon

February 8, 2018

From antiquity to present day, few parts of the world have experienced a more colorful blend of languages as Morocco. In part, it is one of only three nations (along with Spain and France) to... Read More 


Could You Be Talking to Animals Soon?

February 7, 2018

With the speed at which technology has been putting new devices in the home, it is not that farfetched that the world will soon join Dr. Doolittle in talking to the animals. Who knows, maybe our... Read More 


Translating and Interpreting Trump's Peculiar Political Style

January 18, 2018

It's undeniable that the current President doesn't have to worry about fading into obscurity with the media. All Trump has to do is answer a question, deliver a speech, make a remark, or post to... Read More 


The Critical Role of Language and Semantics in Taiwan

January 18, 2018

Taiwan is a culturally rich, small island off the coast of China where "what you say" and "how you say it" can cause a quick rise in international tension. Already in 2018, the Chinese authorities... Read More 


Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Language Learners

December 7, 2017

Without doubt, the holidays are one of the most exciting times of the year, so don't get bogged down trying to find the right present. If someone you're shopping for is learning a new language,... Read More 


Where Do Our Holiday Words Come From?

December 7, 2017

This time of year "Happy Holidays" is common greeting in United States. But, where and when did the word come from. The word holiday came from an Old English word that was first recorded in 950... Read More 


Pepper Robots May Be the Eyes, Ears and Voice of an Autonomous Future

November 13, 2017

So, your plans after retirement included a part-time job as a greeter at Walmart? Not so fast! Unless you are willing to learn dozens of languages and truly love to interact with people, your... Read More 


 
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