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Developing Machine Translation for ASL

Though automatic translation engines like Google Translate are far from perfect, they have become useful tools to help individuals communicate, particularly for high-demand language pairs like English and Spanish. However, machine translation for...

Encouraging Spanish/Portuguese Collaboration

During last month’s Second International Conference on Portuguese and Spanish Languages ​​(CILPE) in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, leading Ibero-American language experts came together to create an action plan to strengthen Spanish and Portuguese ​​in...

The Metaverse and Language Education

In the 1990s, the animated television series The Magic School Bus became well-known for its louder-than-life main character Ms. Frizzle, who took her students on wild and zany field trips that defied all...

Ethiopian War Sparks Conflict in Ohio

The original trustees of the Holy Trinity Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Columbus, Ohio, have accused its clergy of switching the language of services from Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia, to Tigrinya, the...

Chinese Private Schools Crash Again

Last month, share prices in Chinese education companies plummeted again after rumors spread that President Xi Jinping will intensify a crackdown on the sector, which was devastated last summer when the government launched its...

African Languages Week

Levers for the Africa We Want was the theme of last month’s African Languages Week organized by the African Union (AU) to demonstrate the indispensable role of African languages in the integration and sustainable...

Irish Gains Full EU Status

The derogation of the status of the Irish language in European Union (EU) institutions ended on 31 December 2021 and its status is now on a par with the other official languages of the...

UK Government Backs British Sign Language Bill

The British government is backing a bill to finally make British Sign Language (BSL) a recognized language in the UK and help deaf people play a more prominent role in society. The British Sign Language...

Netflix Banks on Korean

Netflix has announced that it will release a record amount of Korean-language programming, including five original films, in 2022, capitalizing on last year’s global sensation Squid Game."In a bid to continue the successful Korean...

Dec. 18 is World Arabic Language Day

December 18 is World Arabic Language Day and this year’s theme is “Arabic Language, a bridge between civilisations.” Celebrated since 2012, World Arabic Language Day marks the anniversary of the United Nation’s 1973 adoption...
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