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News: The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

September 30, 2016 Comments

The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize is the only Arabic literary translation award dedicated to the translation of contemporary Arabic literature into English. It not only aims to raise the profile of contemporary Arabic literature, but also to honor the important work of translators who bring the work of...

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Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, Arabic Literature, Arabic Literacy Award, Translation Awards, Arabic translation, Arabic translation awards
Islamic New Year 2016

September 28, 2016 Comments

The Islamic New Year, or Maal Hijra, is a holiday celebrated on October 2, 2016. Maal Hijra is celebrated on the first day of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, therefore, Muharram varies each year....

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Islamic New Year, Hijra, Muslim New Year, Islamic traditions, Muslim holidays
News: Alaska's Doyon Region Receives Grant to Help Save Native Languages

September 27, 2016 Comments

Doyon is one of Alaska's regional corporation and runs more than a dozen companiess. The 12.5 million acres of land in Alaska's interior they own is home to 10 ancestral languages, including nine Athabascan languages plus Inupiaq, and represents half of the 20 Native languages spoken in the state of...

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alaska languages, alaska native languages, endangered languages, doyon languages
10 Facts About Arab Culture - INFOGRAPHIC

June 30, 2016 Comments

The Arab world stretches across 22 countries and consists of over 200 million people. Arab is a term used to describe the people whose native tongue is Arabic. Arab is a cultural term, not a racial term, and Arabic people come from various ethnic and religious backgrounds....

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Arabic, Arab Culture, Arabic Culture, Arab People
Challenges with Working in a Cross-Cultural and Multilingual Environment

June 23, 2016 Comments

It is not a secret that a company's success is heavily based on its people, their skill set and their dedication and passion to the job they are performing. In a multicultural team, good teamwork and willingness to understand the other person is even more important for a healthy company atmos...

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multicultural teams, cross-cultural management, multilingual companies
Manchester’s Languages Will Be Mapped On LinguaSnapp App

June 17, 2016 Comments

A new app, LinguaSnapp, will map out all of the roughly 200 languages spoken in Manchester, United Kingdom, by asking users to upload images of the different languages they encounter while out and about in the city. Smartphone users will be able to upload the images they take with their devic...

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Manchester Languages, United Kindgom, UK Languages, LinguaSnapp

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