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June 7, 2017
The most powerful economies on the rise and the growth of the translation industry

As the world-wide economies continue to soar, so does the growth of the translation industry and the need for professional, affordable, and high-quality translation and localization services.

 

Emerging economies on the rise

Emerging economies, especially, are playing catch up with the advancement of the globe and are predicted to overtake many of those currently at the top of the list by 2020.

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May 17, 2017
Translators Without Borders – fighting to make the world easier to understand

The latest alien invasion film, “Arrival,” put it best when they said “language is the foundation of civilization. It is a glue that holds people together…”

We couldn’t agree more. Thanks to the likes of Skype, Google Translate, and other barrier-breakers, we’re getting better at understanding and communicating across cultures and languages. And, while machine translation is certainly improving at a rapid pace, it’s not always enough. Communication is merely an aid, but it can only help if it is delivered in the correct language. This is the belief of Translators without Borders.

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May 4, 2017
Newspeak – is it a fictional language or a controlling weapon?

If you’ve ever immersed yourself in George Orwell’s incredible world of Nineteen Eighty-Four, you will know that the concept revolves around the regime of Big Brother and the control of language, thought, and expression. The state ruled by the Party in the story is called Oceania, and while it is a fictional state ruled by totalitarians, the control the Party has over residents is something quite frightening. That control is depicted in the form of Newspeak.

What is Newspeak?

Newspeak is Oceania’s official language. It is the controlled language in the state and it is made up of a limited vocabulary and restricted grammar.

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