How Long Will the Global Dominance of the English Language Last?

English is the dominant inter-language of the world and it is used and spoken by vastly more people than those who have it as their first or family language. How long will this last?

English is the dominant inter-language of the world and it is used and spoken by vastly more people than those who have it as their first or family language. How long will this last?

What's Lost (And Found) In Machine Translation

Renowned translator David Bellos discusses the short history -- and future -- of machine translation.

Do Dogs Speak Human?

The award-winning translator and language expert examines the intricacies of human language. We ask, do animal communication systems measure up?

Linguistic Diversity IS Language

In his book, Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and The Meaning of Everything, master translator David Bellos argues that "Babel tells the wrong story. The most likely original use of human speech was to be different, not the same."