Masters of Plagiarism: Copying Wides...

Plagiarism: it’s not just for lazy high school kids and college students. Professionals and academics, who you would think should know better, do it too. As a recent article from “Science” reveals, scientific...

Fabricated Languages Find Life

Do you speak Klingon, Na’vi, Dothraki or Esperanto? If you don’t, now you can! Recently, I talked about the plight of endangered languages – those real, historical languages that are in danger of being lost....

Afghan Interpreters Are Still in Dan...

So, how does the United States reward those who help its military? The Congressional program offering visas for Afghan interpreters is putting stated good will to the test. Afghan interpreters have been...

Was It My Fault or the Exam’s? Quebe...

It’s a tough question all around: Did you fail because you didn’t know your stuff or because the exam translation was rubbish? But who can tell, and what can be done about it? A couple weeks ago I blogged...

Why Care about Endangered Languages?

Cultural standardization is as useful as it is destructive. Whether or not you mourn that destruction, however, is a matter of perspective. Let’s see why that is. English, for example, is going strong as a...

Kendo to Tango: How Hobbies and Phys...

Whether you find yourself abroad or in your own hometown, hobbies are fun as well as great for language learning. You can easily pick up new words while you learn new skills. You can also make friends with...
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