Will machine translation kill English as Lingua Franca?
EVER since God confounded the people of Babel, we have been left with imperfect solutions to communicating across borders. One of those has been the lingua franca, a commonly known second language in which different nationalities converse.Read more
Can interpretation save your brain?
Neuroscientist Laura Babcock talks about her research into cognitive processes in the interpreting brain and discusses whether interpreting can keep you young.Read more
Is new translation technology the end of language learning?
Science fiction enthusiasts inevitably suspect that all language learning will eventually be replaced by a kind of universal translator like the one from Star Trek. The development of such Babylonian technology would solve many of the problems posed by globalisation and mass immigration.Read more