Video Fix: Language features: English vs other Languages

We might sometimes be tempted to think that the main differences between languages concern just their vocabulary, maybe some grammatical areas, and not much...

Video Fix: Behaviorist Theory of Second Language Acquisition

Have you ever heard about behaviorist theory applied as a strategy for Second Language Acquisition (SLA)? Before giving you an insight into the topic of...

The origins of the English language

"Where did English come from? When we talk about English, we often think of it as a single language. But what do the dialects...
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What is the Future of the English Language?

English, as any other language, is a living and dynamic system, and it transforms according to the way its speakers use it. For this...
COVID-19 Event

COVID-19 Event: a Frame-Based Terminology Approach

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was identified for the first time in December 2019. Since then, it has affected a growing number of countries...
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TERMQA

Our very talented colleague Tamás Schlemmer, translator in the Hungarian Translation Unit of the European Parliament, has developed some very interesting terminology tools. He...
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Linguistic Identity and Language Portrait

There are different kinds of identities, social identities, national identities, racial identities, ethnic identities, etc. A notion, which is however not frequently talked about...
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Formatting new terms

In this article, we focus on creation of new words - neologism. Why a new word is created? How a new term can be...
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Differences between Eurish, Globish and “natural” English

The author of the following article, Hannah Critoph, is translator at the English Language Services of the European Court of Auditors (ECA). Her aim...
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Video-Fix: How to Tell Accents Apart

This week’s Video-Fix is on accents and how to tell them apart. Dialect coach Erik Singer shows us the delicate differences of a few...