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Is It a Video Game—or a Better Way to Learn Foreign Languages?

Aug 24, 2019

Is It a Video Game—or a Better Way to Learn Foreign Languages?
“A New York college is using artificial intelligence to give students an immersion experience without leaving campus.”
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Finland’s news in Latin: ‘For such a crazy idea we had a remarkable run’

Aug 24, 2019

Finland’s news in Latin: ‘For such a crazy idea we had a remarkable run’
“In terrarum orbe unicum—unique in the world—for most of its unexpectedly long life, Nuntii Latini was a five-minute review of world events, broadcast every Friday …

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World Language Advancement and Readiness Act (WLARA) Included in House Defense Reauthorization Bill

Aug 24, 2019

World Language Advancement and Readiness Act (WLARA) Included in House Defense Reauthorization Bill
“In a big win for the language enterprise this past Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to include the World Language Advancement and Readiness Act …

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2019 ATI Summer Newsletter

Jul 29, 2019

ATI Newsletter Summer 2019

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Life as a Bilingual—How Those Incredible Interpreters Do It

May 06, 2019

Life as a Bilingual—How Those Incredible Interpreters Do It
“Language interpreters accomplish one of the most difficult linguistic tasks humans can undertake.”
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Pete Buttigieg’s Language Magic Is Textbook Polyglot Mythmaking

May 06, 2019

Pete Buttigieg’s Language Magic Is Textbook Polyglot Mythmaking
“While speaking so many languages may be rare among the American public, Buttigieg’s ascent is a textbook polyglot path to fame. An aura tends to grow around multilinguists—and often beyond their …

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Asterix in Hindi: How do you translate a universal cultural memory?

May 06, 2019

Asterix in Hindi: How do you translate a universal cultural memory?
“It has always been a challenge to preserve the genius of this comic series in other languages and cultural contexts.”
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Interpreting the past to understand the present—English professor Rebecca Johnson traces cultural change through literary translation

May 06, 2019

Interpreting the past to understand the present—English professor Rebecca Johnson traces cultural change through literary translation
“Through translation, Johnson says, we are able to see structures of power and geopolitical landscapes over time. We can see how art and …

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Evolution: How the theory is inspiring a new way of understanding language

May 06, 2019

Evolution: How the theory is inspiring a new way of understanding language
“Natural selection is based on constant random genetic mutations. The ones that turn out to make an individual organism better able to survive and reproduce then get …

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Call me by my name: Peru promotes use of indigenous names in public records

May 06, 2019

Call me by my name: Peru promotes use of indigenous names in public records
“Indigenous Peruvians often have one name at home and another, usually Spanish, for official purposes. Now registrars are being urged to embrace native languages.”
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