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Do Language Barriers to Research Impede Scientific Advancement?

Language barriers to research interfere with scientific progress which is in turn highly dependent on international research collaboration. The role of language in science and research collaboration is undeniable, and increased globalization has created a greater need to translate scientific research and provide access to larger international audiences. By employing professional translators and interpreters, linguistic barriers to research can effectively be overcome.

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A Rise in The Battle Against Corruption in India and in Sanskrit

Corruption isn’t a new phenomena; however, the modern fight against it is. In India, measures to control corruption have reached an extreme, with certain bank notes being banned. However, as the country progresses to a future without corruption, they are simultaneously looking to their past with language…

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Does Gender Determine Language?

In some languages it is common for men and women to use different lexical items to mean the same thing, so two words that effectively refer to the same idea or object are selected by the speaker based on their gender.

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The Rise of a Bilingual Education

Being bilingual provides several advantages, both personal and professional. The ability to speak and read in both languages on a regular basis is an important key factor to hone the skills necessary to stay fluent. For children and teenagers this means being exposed to two languages not only at home, but also at school – and a growing need for bilingual education programs. 

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Global New Years Traditions Guide By Language Connections

Everyone in one form or another celebrates the New Year, some in January, others in February (Chinese New Year) or March (Persian New Year). Most Global New Years traditions involve some kind of typical feast. This year our international team at Language Connections shares their families’  New Year’s Eve traditions. Please share your traditions and we wish all of you a very happy and healthy 2017!

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Black Mist: The Language of Corruption

Bribery and corrupt practices tend to be hard to identify, and when foreign languages are thrown into the mix they can be even more difficult to observe and report. As rules for international regulatory compliance become more demanding, the need to understand the language of bribery and words related to corruption, is more important than ever. But what happens if your evidence of corruption is hidden in foreign slang…  

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