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Mărțișor

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ShareMărțișor is a celebration of spring that begins on 1st March each year. It is a tradition belonging to Moldova as well as Romania, and has variations in places such as Bulgaria and Macedonia and Albania. The term Mărțișor is … Continue reading

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Medical Interpreters: Facilitating Communication between Doctor and Patient

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ShareIn a recent article in the Boston Globe, the importance of using medical interpreters to facilitate communication between doctor and patient is discussed by Dr. Kiran Gupta. Gupta argues that the use of interpreters in the medical profession, instead of … Continue reading

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Twitter Maps out Multilingual London

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ShareThanks to the work of PhD student Ed Manley and Advanced Spatial Analysis lecturer James Cheshire, both from the University College London, the ten most spoken languages in the city were detected through the medium of social networking site Twitter. … Continue reading

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Multilingual Manchester

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ShareAll one needs to do is take a walk around Manchester to discover that the city is bursting with speakers of different languages. Furthermore, and according to research carried out by Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer Rob Drummond, this influx of … Continue reading

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Multilingualism

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ShareMultilingualism, or the act of using or promoting multiple languages, is now a worldwide phenomenon thanks to globalisation. Multilingual speakers now outnumber monolingual speakers in the world’s population. Although there is some discussion regarding how to define bilingualism or fluency … Continue reading

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