One Google Translate too many…

Having worked for BLS for over ten years it has been very interesting to witness changes in the language industry, especially the development of translation technology. You are probably familiar with the tool called ‘Google Translate’. Installed on your PC, it offers a purely machine-based translation. Is it a good alternative to a human, intelligent, […]

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Business Language Services Becoming a Linguist
Business Language Services Becoming a Linguist

There is currently a shortage of native English interpreters and translators at European institutions. This also applies outside the Institutions, judging by the difficulties my translation project management colleagues regularly have sourcing good “… into English” translators (and, therefore, native speakers, as all our translators work only into their mother tongue). Foreign languages in the […]

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Business Language Services Season's Greetings
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Business Language Services Public Sector Cuts in Translation and Interpreting
Business Language Services Public Sector Cuts in Translation and Interpreting

It was very disappointing to read in the October/November 2010 edition of the The Linguist that, according to the British Chambers of Commerce, language services will be among the worst casualties of the government’s spending cuts. At a time when the European Union is continuing to relax its border controls and encourage freedom of trade […]

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Business Language Services Chomsky to visit Cardiff
Business Language Services Chomsky to visit Cardiff

I was thrilled to hear that the revered linguist Noam Chomsky will be visiting Wales in the new year to give a talk at Cardiff University. While studying for my degree in Modern Languages, I was introduced to Chomsky’s theory of Universal Grammar. I was instantly captivated, not only by this ground-breaking linguistic philosophy, but […]

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Business Language Services The Welsh Language Measure of 2010
Business Language Services The Welsh Language Measure of 2010

The history of the Welsh language took another turn last week with the adoption of the Welsh Language Measure of 2010. Back in 1536 the Act of Union specified that English would be the official language in the courts, non-English speakers were barred from public office and the Welsh gentry became increasingly English-speaking. Then in […]

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Business Language Services BLS approved as Corporate Member of the ITI
Business Language Services BLS approved as Corporate Member of the ITI

Business Language Services Ltd. is delighted to announce its acceptance as a corporate member of the UK Institute of Translation & Interpreting (www.iti.org.uk). As the first translation agency in Wales to be approved as a corporate member, it is a true mark of professional recognition and demonstrates our commitment to the aims of the Institute, […]

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