ALTA Language Services, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Language Barriers Impede Economic Progress

    When the Eurozone was forged in 1999, it brought with it the promise of more mobility, cooperation, and comradery in Europe. The global economic downturn that followed shortly after generated a sense of urgency, especially among young people, to seek employment outside of their home countries. Spain – one of […] The post Language Barriers Impede Economic Progress appeared first on ALTA Language Se...

ALTA Language Services, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Arbitrary Sounds? Don’t Be Saussure

    Scientific investigation is a slow process. Rarely are long-established ideas smashed with one individual research paper that causes everyone to turn their heads. The study of sound symbolism (also called phonosemantics) follows suit. One of the founding principles of modern linguistics, as put forward by Saussure, is the idea that […] The post Arbitrary Sounds? Don’t Be Saussure appeared first on...

ALTA Language Services, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • A Linguist’s Introduction to Tone

    What if I was to tell you that Mandarin is far from alone in being a tonal language? What if I was to tell you that, in fact, most of the world’s languages are tonal, including some entire language families? I suspect you’d either be surprised, confused as to what […] The post A Linguist’s Introduction to Tone appeared first on ALTA Language Services.

ALTA Language Services, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Is Machine Translation Ready to Replace Human Translators?

    Continued improvements in machine translation technology have made a big splash in the news lately. The launch of Skype Translator in 2015, as well as the advent of wearable devices for sign language interpretation, are indicative of an exciting new age in global communication. Some people may think that machines […] The post Is Machine Translation Ready to Replace Human Translators? appeared firs...

ALTA Language Services, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Holistic Approach to Accent Reduction

    The United States has long attracted many of the world’s brightest minds – from scientists and engineers to linguists and educators.  While the country’s universities and businesses benefit from such a dazzling array of experts, foreign professionals and students often find themselves careening headlong into cultural and linguistic barriers that […] The post Holistic Approach to Accent Reduction a...

ALTA Language Services, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Number Of Languages Remains A Mystery

    You’d think that one of the fundamental questions linguists would have sorted out by know is how many languages there are. I thought that too before I studied to become one. Quantifying languages is much more complicated than it initially sounds, with the result that we can never truly count […] The post Number Of Languages Remains A Mystery appeared first on ALTA Language Services.

ALTA Language Services, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

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