Gender Equality Expressed Through Language – March Newsletter

Gender Equality Expressed Through Language – March Newsletter

Language and Gender Equality – March Newsletter One of the most debated issues of history is language and gender equality. Women are now participating in all areas of professional life. Yet, there is still a lot of work to be done before we can state that gender equality exists.  Additionally, we are living in a gender-fluid world where everything isn’t just about men and women.  Keep on reading to discover the role of translation in all of this. Check out two very interesting blog posts about this topic: Gender Equality in Languages and The Language of Women. If you’re even more curious, check out the March 2022 newsletter that we’ve dedicated to this intriguing topic. The focus of the newsletter is on the challenges that translators have to tackle when translating anything related to gender. You’ll also find interesting articles and videos about the language of women called Nushu and their fight to obtain civil rights in a patriarchal society. At LingoStar, we are passionate about translation and its challenges. That’s why we always try to produce the best translations for our clients. Want to know more about the connection between women, languages, and translation? READ THIS NEWSLETTER >>  ...
Beauty and the Fashion Industry Through the Eyes of Translation – February Newsletter

Beauty and the Fashion Industry Through the Eyes of Translation – February Newsletter

Translating for the Beauty and Fashion Industry Nowadays the beauty and fashion industry represents one of the most important sectors of the global economy. People have always strived to achieve the “ideal beauty”. But how? Makeup and beauty accessories are tools people usually turn to. The fashion and beauty industry is notoriously known for being very competitive. But what is the connection between fashion and language? If you’re curious, check out our blog post about translation hurdles when translating content about beauty and culture. If you’re even more curious, check out the newsletter that we’ve dedicated just to this intriguing topic. We focused especially on the challenges that translators have to tackle when translating everything related to fashion and beauty. You’ll also find interesting articles and videos about the role of languages in the world of fashion. At LingoStar, we are passionate about translation and its challenges. That’s why we always try to produce the best translations for our clients. Want to know more about the connection between beauty, fashion, and translation? READ OUR NEWSLETTER NOW >>    ...
Food and Language Connection – January Newsletter

Food and Language Connection – January Newsletter

Food and Language – What is the connection? Food is a vital part of life, and so is the language we speak. We all need food, it is fuel for our body, and it gives us energy and powers our runs. But food is also part of our language, our culture, and our identity. Food represents what we are, if it is true that we are what we eat. Hence the relationship between food and translation. As we all know, language and culture are intrinsically related. Since food is part of our culture and life, it is unavoidable that translating the language of food will represent a hurdle for translators. This is true not just for food, but also for any culture-related elements. To overcome this hurdle, translators have different translation techniques at their disposal. For this reason, we have dedicated this month’s newsletter to the challenges that translators have to tackle when translating food-related documents, such as recipes, menus, or idiomatic expressions. You’ll find an interesting blog post on this topic in our January newsletter. At LingoStar, we are passionate about translation and its challenges. That’s why we always try to produce the best translations for our clients. Want to know more about the connection between food, culture and translation? READ THIS NEWSLETTER >>...
AI under the Christmas Tree: Technology and Translation – December Newsletter

AI under the Christmas Tree: Technology and Translation – December Newsletter

December has arrived and this can only mean one thing: Christmas is in the air! We’re all feeling that warm and bright atmosphere typically present during this period and, of course, we’re all busy sorting out Christmas presents. Over the years, it’s become increasingly common to see AI under the Christmas tree. Indeed, the more time passes, the more children ask for technology-related presents in their letters. Nowadays, toys speak, sing and even walk! Dolls look more and more like real babies; they can drink milk, sigh and even cry. Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly present in our lives and is being used to create appealing toys for children. For this reason, we’ve dedicated this month’s newsletter to artificial intelligence. At LingoStar, we always try to produce the best translations for our clients and it’s interesting to see how artificial intelligence is changing the world of translation. As you will read in our blog post, it’s easy to see how agencies use AI in their translations, especially when they need a text translated in little time. However, speed is not always synonymous with efficiency! In addition to celebrating a few favourite international days, our newsletter contains interesting material about how AI is present under the Christmas tree and how it is affecting the field of translation, especially in subtitling and dubbing. Read our newsletter to know more! READ THIS NEWSLETTER...
Language and Reality During Times of Crisis – November Newsletter

Language and Reality During Times of Crisis – November Newsletter

As we marked another Remembrance Day celebration on November 11th, our thoughts went to the soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty and all the families they left behind. For this reason, in November, we tried to analyze the impact that historically prominent events have had on language. As a result, our November newsletter attempts to explore the relationship between language and reality and how they impact each other. Language is a powerful tool and politicians often use persuasive techniques to get people to agree with them. See how politicians have used particular language during WWI and WWII and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to manipulate reality. Read more in our blog post. Furthermore, at LingoStar, we love spreading curiosities about countries. As the USA celebrated Thanksgiving on November 25th, we decided to dedicate a week to United States curiosities. Read on to find out more about how language is shaping the world around us! READ THIS NEWSLETTER...
Hispanic Heritage Month and Halloween Time – October Newsletter

Hispanic Heritage Month and Halloween Time – October Newsletter

Hispanic Heritage Month and Halloween Time – October Newsletter October was Halloween month, but also Hispanic Heritage Month in Canada. It was therefore only natural for us – and great fun too! – to feature lots of interesting articles and news to celebrate these two events in our October newsletter. Halloween is a spooky festivity that many people around the world enjoy. As translators, we love to see how Halloween has brought new words and expressions into our language. In particular, in our blog post, we’ve analyzed the existing relationship between Halloween, religion and language. It’s fascinating to see how language is so flexible that it can be adapted to a multitude of applications such as religious language. As for Hispanic Heritage Month, this special occasion celebrates the fundamental contributions of Hispanics to the U.S. and Canada. In our newsletter, you will find articles and videos about Hispanic people who brought their contributions to America. Finally, at LingoStar, we’re always ready to take on new challenges. Take a look at our newsletter to find out about some of the projects we’ve been working on! Read on to find out more about Halloween and language facts from around the world! READ THIS NEWSLETTER...
Language Teaching and the Importance of Translation – September Newsletter

Language Teaching and the Importance of Translation – September Newsletter

Language Teaching: Learn how translation is helping – September Newsletter In September schools re-open in many countries after summer holidays. For teachers, this means thinking of new approaches and methods to make their teaching style more appealing. One of the subjects that requires a lot of thinking about is foreign language teaching and the role of translation. Have you ever wondered how teachers choose an approach to teach a foreign language? As you will read in our blog post, a lot of different approaches and methods have been used over the years. However, it is important to highlight that there is no right or wrong method to teach a language because every student is unique in his or her own learning style. Therefore, we can use different approaches. An important discussion about this teaching process is whether it is necessary to use translation. The grammar-translation method considered translation a useful tool to use. However, teachers haven’t always seen the use of L1 (native language) in foreign-language classes in a good light. Nevertheless, L1 usefulness has been revalued and today translation is a really valuable tool used when teaching a foreign language. In our September newsletter, you will find out more about this topic. Furthermore, at LingoStar we celebrate countries and their cultures each month. This time, we virtually travelled to Portugal, Greece, and Guyana. Read on to know more! READ THIS NEWSLETTER...
Ecolinguistics and Climate Change – August Newsletter

Ecolinguistics and Climate Change – August Newsletter

  Ecolinguistics: How translation is helping fight climate change – August Newsletter Do you know that a language dies out every 14 days? And climate change is not helping. But how can language loss and climate loss be connected? August has been such a hot month with lots of fires and storms taking place in the world because of the planet heating up. But global warming is only one aspect of climate change. Despite the many events about the environment to raise people’s awareness, there is still a lot to do. The main issue is the lack of effective communication about the climate changes we are dealing with. Sometimes, we take the words we use to communicate for granted, but in some situations, choosing our words carefully is crucial. We just need to think about Africa, as you will read in our blog post, where little is being done to fight climate change. Moreover, people don’t speak English, leading to a lack of awareness of environmental issues. Therefore, translation has an essential role in helping people understand the meaning of global warming. In this newsletter, you will also find out about ecolinguistics, a branch of linguistics that explores the relationship between the language of a community and its environment. Furthermore, at LingoStar we celebrate various countries and their cultures each month. In August, we celebrated Argentine and Australian curiosities. READ THIS NEWSLETTER...
Chinese Poetry: How ancient poetry still widens our horizons – July Newsletter

Chinese Poetry: How ancient poetry still widens our horizons – July Newsletter

Poetry: How ancient poetry still widens our horizons – July Newsletter At LingoStar, we dedicate each month to an interesting language or translation topic. The month of July was dedicated to Chinese poetry. Poetry is one of the most ancient and significant genres of literature anywhere in the world. China can pride itself with a very rich and unique heritage of poems written in Classical Chinese. Thanks to translations from Classical Chinese into English, we can enjoy Chinese poetry even today. As you will find out in our blog post, the Classic Chinese is far different from any modern form of the Chinese language we know today. Although translating Chinese ancient poetry is an extremely challenging task, there have been many attempts and contributions thanks to which we now have access to the world of old Chinese poetry. These poems have been taken seriously in China, where even nowadays, people still read and honour these poets. Furthermore, in our newsletters we share cultural and linguistic facts. July was an important month because July 1st was Canada Day! We have also dedicated this month to four countries: Armenia, Poland, Russia, and China. READ THIS NEWSLETTER...