Ethnographic research recordings for transcription

The transcription agency owner goes barefoot

They say the shoemaker’s kids go barefoot…and similar could be said about the transcription agency owner.  

Mixed metaphors aside, once upon a time, I was a graduate student in linguistic anthropology at UCLA. I was conducting ethnographic research among speakers Read More

Commanders and Chiefs of Multiple Languages

Multilingual World Leaders


It’s common knowledge that US Presidents from past centuries are important historical figures, but American citizens may be surprised to learn several of these English-speaking world leaders were also multilingual.


Forefather, Six Languages

In addition … Read More

3 Big Tips for Small Businesses Reaching Multilingual Markets

Small Business Tips for Multilingual Market


The motto “the customer is always right” is a mainstay of mainstream business. This approach, first coined by turn-of-the-20th-century retailer Henry Selfridge, marked a dramatic shift from the less consumer-friendly caveat emptor – … Read More

The 4 M’s of Multilingual Marketing Online

Multilingual Digital Marketing


Content is king when it comes to reaching online audiences, but is that monarch multilingual? For more than fifty percent of Fortune 500 companies, the answer is yes (or sí or 是 or نعم فعلا) since … Read More

Benefits of Being Multilingual

The Multi-Benefits of Being Multilingual

Benefits of being multilingual

Obviously speaking more than one language can enhance your career opportunities, make you a versatile conversationalist, and let you skip those pesky subtitles on foreign films. But being multilingual has many more internal benefits since research … Read More

Multilingual Skills

A Multitude of Multilingual Industries in the US

Multilingual Industries in the US

Once upon a time, translators were among the few professionals who used their multilingual skills for work. But that’s no longer the case today. The need for multilingual employees is expanding since more than 30 … Read More

Stars Widen Their Horizons by Being Multilingual

Advantages of learning a foreign language


Audiences are accustomed to actors adopting an accent to suit certain characters onscreen. The knack for sounding foreign certainly was a charm for three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep. Yet being fluent in other … Read More

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