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A legacy of love in the heart language – founder of CanIL dies at age of 100

By Larry Hayashi Dr. George Cowan went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the age of 100. He has served with Wycliffe Bible Translators since its early inception in 1942. He served as a linguist and Bible translator, SIL area director, training school founder and Board director for numerous organizations […]

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Period. Full Stop. Point. Whatever It’s Called, It’s Going Out of Style

Professor David Crystal has written more than 100 books on language “We are at a momentous moment in the history of the full stop,” Professor Crystal, an honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, said in an interview after he expounded on his view recently at the Hay Festival in Wales “In […]

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New Pilot Earpiece Translates Languages for You in Real Time

The aspiration to remove language barriers with the help of technology is not new. A plethora of online translating tools have been launched in the past fifteen years, such as Google Translate, Babel Fish, and WorldLingo. If you carry a smartphone, you have a portable translation device. Computerized text-based translation tools have become increasingly sophisticated. […]

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The Not so Simple Truth about the Complexity of Language Use

By John Carter This is a guest post by John Carter who works as a language surveyor in Papua New Guinea, one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. John and his wife Katie are former students of CanIL, who later returned for a short time in 2013 and helped teach the Language Survey course […]

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