How Language Assists In the Fight Of Terror

Splendid Hotel was recently attacked in Burkina Faso where 28 people lost their lives including those of the international community lost their lives. It is reported that the dead included one U.S citizen, two Swiss, six Canadians and two from France not forgetting the locals who lost their lives too as reported by www.monotor.co.ug. These terrorists as bragged by the master minds of such gruesome acts usually target people from the western world in their bid to fight what they call westernisation of their communities. The terrorists argue that their communities should run a certain way yet the foreigners bring their influence of way of life along. Below is Splendid […]

How To Get Attention As A Linguist in The Music World

The international entertainment media is awash with David Bowie condolence remarks and eulogies from all over the world after he succumbed to cancer on the 10th of January, days after celebrating his 69th birthday. David’s music is renowned world wide and garnered massive audiences also because his music was in the English language, which is understood by most of the people. Music is an international language understood by almost everyone even when the language in which the lyrics are is foreign, however it makes more sense and has more impact when understood by the audience. Linguists in the music industry There are so many times famous and international musicians who […]

Should Multi Lingual Countries Hold Presidential Debates In Their Mother Tongue!

So, the Uganda presidential candidate debate is on today, the 15th of January 2016! Ugandans have never been this excited, well not forgetting how excited they were during the pope’s visit late last year. Why the excitement you ask, well there has never been such a thing in Uganda as a country and therefore the masses, including or mostly those in the Diaspora can’t wait to see the presidential hopefuls battle it out. And further good news is that BBC’s own will moderate at this historical moment in Africa’s history; Nancy Kacungira and Alan Kasujja as stated by www.monitor.co.ug. We have been seeing such debates only on the international scenes as […]

Can Professional Translations Save You?

Heard of Taharrush? Well, this is allegedly some sort of gang rape carried out mainly by Arabic speaking men who surround theirprey, who is female in this matter. This is usually carried out in mass gatherings like celebrations or massive demonstrations. Here the female finds herself disconnected from the people she knows or came with to the gathering as is further shocked as men grope her in all her body parts. It is reported that these men majorly grope the woman’s breasts, crotch area and derriere. “They basically raped me with their hands” said Lara Logan, a white South African reporter with CBS while describing her night marish ordeal on […]

How Language Eases International Relations

Communication has been part of life ever since life was reported to exist on planet earth. Yes, even our fore fathers whose speech patterns were not well developed are documented to have used sounds and body language for communication purposes. There is evidence to show that the latter at least communicated are archived their information and activities by inscribing action like things on the inside of their caves. For example, the not so developed communities of the San and Koi san people in the remote areas of South Africa are known to communicate using sound patterns that are not fully develop, yet still manage to understand each other during their […]