Anyone interested in learning more about China should begin with learning the language, as studying changes in the pronunciation, shape, and meaning of each Chinese character is a great lesson on ancient civilizations and cultures. To get started in your studies, here are five amazing facts about the language and its history.
Translators are charged with the difficult task of helping others make sense of foreign worlds through the conversion of one language to another, and none know how much work this can be than those who tackle what are considered the hardest languages to translate. This process can’t be done with the flip of a switch. […]
Here at CSOFT, our office is filled with people from all across the globe, all working together in an environment that requires cross-cultural communication at its finest. In addition to all the languages you might hear while hanging out at our MILK and Cookies café, should the conversation switch to English, you will hear a […]
In a society marked by democracy, words have become our biggest weapons. They hold significant power to achieve change through articulate messages designed to influence the masses. This being the case, language has become a reflection of culture, contributing to our understanding of what is “good” or “bad.” Linguists are now drawing attention to ethical […]
The development of languages can lead to a change in meaning of words, and in historical linguistics, this phenomenon is known as semantic change. The meaning of a word can either be slightly altered, or it can evolve greatly. While this can cause confusion and misunderstanding, it is also seen as a positive step forward […]
Hi everyone, take a look at the latest blog entry on Simply CSOFT for an informative overview of the localization industry, past to present and beyond. Michael Anobile discusses his experiences and views regarding the development of localization and where it might be headed. Read about it on Simply CSOFT!