Blog category - Culture
At the time of writing, COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, has reached 177 countries around the world, infecting over 230,000 people. Beginning in China before swiftly spreading to other countries, the outbreak has now been officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
With the world embracing globalisation, your business needs to be able to keep up. In this blog post, we’re going to look at cross-cultural communication in the workplace, and some simple steps you can take to prepare your business for an increasingly diverse workforce.
When most of the world is lighting fireworks and counting down the clock for the end of one year and the start of the next, Scotland is beginning its own holiday period: Hogmanay. From December 31st until January 2nd, the Scottish celebration of Hogmanay holds its own unique set of traditions.
As an English company, we often consider the complexities of our language. Where did they come from? And what’s made it what it is today? To answer that question, we thought we’d take a journey back in time and have a look at the language that we used to call our own – Old English/Anglo-Saxon.
If there’s one thing that has the power to unite the world, it’s got to be sport. Ice hockey in Canada, gymnastics in China – no matter where you’re from, there’s going to be a sport you, or your country, loves. But with so many international sporting events taking place around the world, how does the sporting industry deal with the complex language barriers?
Is globalisation a blessing or a curse?
As linguists, we spend a lot of time worrying about the linguistic impact globalisation is having on our increasingly digital world. At the same time though, there’s so much more to globalisation than just language – which is what’s inspired us to take a look at globalisation as it fits into the bigger picture.