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South Korean Film Translated into English and Spanish Remakes

CJ Entertainment announced on Monday that the South Korean film Miss Granny will receive remakes in English and Spanish. Tyler Perry Studios’ 34th Street Films will co-produce the U.S. version. The movie has already...
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COVID Translation Initiative Takes Off

Translators without Borders (TWB) has joined the Translation Initiative for COVID-19 (TICO-19). TICO-19 is focused on using language technology to make COVID-19 information available in as many languages as possible. TICO-19 includes translators, technologists,...
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Getting Real with Translation & Interpreting

Caitilin Walsh suggests 11 resources to bring Translation and Interpreting to life in your online classroom In an educational landscape so dominated by talk of STEM—purportedly to prepare our students for technologically-influenced jobs—world language teachers...
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Raytheon Deploys Translation Software, Aids U.S. Army

Raytheon BBN Technologies has been awarded $4 million to provide automatic speech recognition, machine translation, text-to-speech, and optical character-recognition software licenses for one year to the Army’s Machine Foreign Language Translation System Program Office....

Google Translate Launches Real-Time Language Transcription Functionality

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced on his Twitter handle that the Google Translate app on Android is rolling out new feature called Transcribe that can live translate speech into another language in real time....

Transcending Monolingualism

Research shows that multilingual skills correlate with higher scores on assessments (Vogel and Garcia, 2017), and studies indicate that when those results are present, there has been a conscious and systematic use of diverse...

Translation Commons Partners with International Year of Indigenous Languages

Translation Commons is a social-civil society partner of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 (IYIL2019) and invites volunteers to their joint projects. According to UNESCO around 40% of the estimated 6,700 languages spoken around the world are...
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Google Limits Advertising to 49 Languages

Starting in November 2020, Google will not allow new websites and apps to use Google Ads, if the site is not in one of its 49 supported languages, over half of which are European....

Baby Talk Translates Best

In the largest study to date looking at how infants from across the world respond to the different ways adults speak, psychologists found that babies respond best when adults use baby talk (infant-directed speech...

Pope Calls for Lord’s Prayer Translation Change

Pope Francis has suggested that a key phrase in the English translation of the Lord's Prayer (Pater Noster) be changed to better match the intention of the Latin Vulgate, a 4th-Century Latin translation of...
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